Crowds help celebrate CS Ellis’ 80th anniversary

A Day of Nostalgia at CS Ellis, South Luffenham.  Bob Tann and his daughter Charlie, two.'Photo: MSMP060713-043ow
A Day of Nostalgia at CS Ellis, South Luffenham. Bob Tann and his daughter Charlie, two.'Photo: MSMP060713-043ow

Hundreds of people turned out to celebrate a logistics company’s 80th anniversary.

CS Ellis, based in Wireless Hill, South Luffenham, marked eight decades in business with a day of nostalgia.

Scores of visitors attended the event, which was held on Saturday, and featured a collection of more than 50 vintage fleet vehicles, many of which had not been displayed in public before.

They included the last surviving Rutland Eagle truck, a Green Goddess fire engine, steam engines and tractors.

The vehicles then took part in a road run on Sunday which finished in Market Place, Uppingham. Crowds of people in the town turned out to see the display of vehicles.

The event raised about £2,450 which will be split between charities Diabetes UK, Cancer Research UK and the region’s air ambulance.

CS Ellis chairman Trevor Ellis said: “It was a fantastic weekend. I really don’t think it could have gone any better.

“There was a great atmosphere and we had so much support.

“We didn’t cause too much mayhem on the roads on Sunday and I think the weather really helped us.”