March 5 2015 Latest news:

The roar of old engines from a bygone era echoed across the Norfolk countryside for a popular charity vintage tractor run.

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A large crowd gathered at the starting line at Larling for the Boxing Day tradition, which this year involved more than 150 vehicles.

Participants from across Norfolk and Suffolk and further afield took part in the 9th vintage road run, which is this year set to raise thousands of pounds for the Diabetes Charitable Fund at the West Suffolk Hospital in Bury St Edmunds.

A host of different vintage tractors, including old Massey Fergusons, David Browns, Fords and John Deere vehicles made up the parade, which started and ended at the Angel Inn in Larling, off the A11 between Thetford and Attleborough.

David Boggia, who organises the rally with fellow farmer David Kidd, said they nominated a different charity to benefit from the charity event every year.

“It is a get-together and a nice day out. We have all sorts of tractors and makes and we are very pleased with the turn out,” he said.

Participants came from as far as Leicestershire, said Mr Boggia and the tractor run would raise around £3,000 for the diabetes fund.

The route went through the villages of East Harling, Bridgham, Roudham, and Great Hockham before finishing at Larling for a hog roast.

Some drivers wore Santa costumes for the Boxing Day event and some decorated their vehicles with tinsel.

Since the run was started nine years ago, over £20,000 has been raised for a number of charities including Macmillan Cancer Support, the East Anglian Air Ambulance, the Multiple Sclerosis Society and Chapel Road School in Attleborough and Star Throwers cancer charity in Wymondham.

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