Watch manager Ian Ritchie demonstrating cutting equipment at road safety day

Lessons in road safety for Uckfield area children

Children from schools in Uckfield and surrounding villages attended the annual road safety day on the Luxford Field yesterday (June 21).

The 352 pupils from ten schools were able to take part in a number of events put on by Sussex Police, British Transport Police, East Sussex Fire and Rescue, East Sussex Highways,  and other agencies.

They were also able to get up a close with a car built from long before they were born – a 1934 Aston Martin which was brought to the event by Andrew Randall, of Sevenoaks.

Children were delighted when a steam engine arrived, courtesy of Adrian Vaughan.

The event was organised and hosted by Uckfield Town Council and was attended by the town mayor, Cllr Louise Eastwood.

Also present was former town councillor, Jim Molesworth-Edwards, who was one of the pioneers of the road safety event.

The James Molesworth-Edwards trophy for the overall winner of the poster competition went to Ida Larkin, Year 6  at Harlands school.

One of the pioneers of the road safety event in Uckfield, former councillor Jim Molesworth Edwards

One of the pioneers of the road safety event in Uckfield, former councillor Jim Molesworth-Edwards

A traction engine quietly steamed on the Luxford Field for road safety day

A traction engine quietly steamed on the Luxford Field for road safety day

Learning the rules of the road. Children, pretending to be vehicles, waiting for the green signal at traffic lights

Learning the rules of the road. Children, pretending to be vehicles, waiting for the green signal at traffic lights

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