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Bridgnorth Scooter Jam attracts hundreds - in pictures

By Dominic Robertson | Bridgnorth | Bridgnorth entertainment | Published: | Last Updated:

Lambrettas and Vespas took over Bridgnorth as the town hosted the run to the Severn Scooter Jam.

The event, which has become a fixture in the town's calendar, attracted more then 1,500 people on Saturday, and saw a host of gleaming examples of the classic vehicles on display.

Carl Hanson, promoter of the event, alongside Ian George from Bridgnorth Rugby Club, said it had been a huge success.

Hundreds of people turned out to enjoy the Run to the Severn Scooter Jam

He said: "It was a really good turn out and the weather was great. There were well over 1,000 people, we think at this stage there were about 1,500 people throughout the day."

Scooter riders from across the country had turned up for the event, which also saw performances from three live bands, as well as a DJ set from Carl.

It is the fourth year the town has hosted the event and asked about the secret of its success Carl said: "Everyone loves a scooter, they just do. The guys and girls who turn out take great pride in them too.

Hundreds of people turned out to enjoy the Run to the Severn Scooter Jam

"Some of the scooters are 50 years old and people just really like to see them.

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"For us it is great and it is great for the town because it brings people in."

Hundreds of people turned out to enjoy the Run to the Severn Scooter Jam

Carl said they had purposely designed the jam as a family friendly event, to encourage as many people as possible to go along.

As part of the event prizes were given out, including for the best Vespa and the best Lambretta.

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Hundreds of people turned out to enjoy the Run to the Severn Scooter Jam

Carl said that although the jam has only just finished, thoughts are already turning to next year.

He said: "We are really pleased and obviously we are looking forward to next year. Planning is already going on."

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