Full steam ahead for fun in Leeds weekend sun

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Visitors to a picturesque part of Leeds have been turning back the clock to the golden age of transport.

Thousands of people flocked to the Temple Newsam Steam Fair 2015, which got under way on Saturday and continued today.

Around 300 exhibitors from as far afield as Northumberland and Devon showed off everything from traction engines to vintage fairground rides.

There were also classic cars and motorbikes dating back to the early years of the 20th century.

The steam spectacular is the first to be staged at the historic Temple Newsam estate by Scarborough-based firm The Events Organiser.

And event manager Cedric Lawson says he is delighted with the reception it has won on a weekend that has mostly been blessed with fine weather.

He told the Yorkshire Evening Post: “We’re so pleased – everything seems to have gone down an absolute storm.

“I’ve been informed it was one of the best attendances for a show on a Saturday here for the last 10 years.

“We tried to make it a real family-oriented event, with something for everyone.

“The feedback our stewards have been getting is very positive.

“Some people came along on Saturday and were back again for more today.”

Other entertainment lapped up by the crowds included motorbike and dog displays in the event’s arena.