Wail of sirens heralds vintage weekend show

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BLUE lights, bells and sirens will greet visitors to Crich Tramway Village on Sunday, August 5, as the award-winning family attraction hosts its annual Emergency Vehicles Day.

Among the many vintage vehicles on display will be a range of rare old fire engines and ambulances, as well as some more modern appliances.

The tramway village’s period street will once again echo to the sounds of an emergency as fire engines, ambulances and police cars all make haste to various staged 999 ‘incidents’.

Event organiser Sean Croshaw said: “This promises to be great family day out!

“Children just seem to love the old ambulances, police cars and fire engines.

“There will be plenty of variety in the vehicles on display and the chance to see them in action driving along our period street acting out realistic emergency scenarios from days gone by.”

Crich Tramway Village allows visitors to step back in time along a recreated period street.

Many of the buildings have been rescued from towns and cities across the UK, such as the Derby Assembly Rooms façade which came to Crich after a fire. The Red Lion pub and restaurant came all the way from Stoke and was rebuilt brick by brick.