There was horsepower on show in Maryport last weekend - ad there was real horsepower!

On the eve of the Rotary Cub of Maryort's classic car rally, organisers discovered that one of the earliest forms of transport - a Clydesdale horse - would be there on the day with owner Allan Matear.

While the gentle giant had to compete with a lot of gleaming bodies and cared-for engines, she managed to hold her own against them all.

The rain and wind, which were a feature of the event last weekend, did nothing to dampen spirits.

Spokesman Geoff Brinicombe said more than two-thirds of the cars that had booked nabage3d to brave the weather and turn up and another four arrived just on spec.

He said of the seven charity stalls originally booked, fie braved the blustery conditions and all reported a good day and would be back next year.

The Workington Transport Heritage Trust, with its old-fashioned red bus, carried passengers between the car show on the Netherhall Rugby Club grounds to the Tase of the Sea Festival on Maryport's harbour.

The free bus service made over 40 journeys.

Mr Brinicombe said because entry to the car show was free, it was difficult to establish how many people attended but it was estimated to be over 300 people.

The club made a small profit which will be used to support local charities.