THOUSANDS gathered to watch vintage tractors trundle through Stourport and Bewdley as part of a Boxing Day tradition.

The annual Tractor Run returned this week, which saw more than a hundred tractors travel through Wyre Forest to raise money for charity.

More than £3000 was raised in aid of Kidderminster and Worcestershire Prostate Cancer Support Group, and Worcestershire Acute Hospitals Charity.

Organiser Ray Attwood, who has been involved in the Tractor Run for 20 years, hailed the event as a success.

The 67-year-old said: "It was absolutely successful. For one thing, we had the weather.

"The crowds out in Bewdley were incredible. It seems to build year on year".

The tractors started from Far Forest Showground in Callow Hill before travelling through Stourport town centre and finishing off on Severnside South in Bewdley. 

Mr Attwood said he continues to hold the Tractor Run in honour of Harry Bray who passed away in 2017. Mr Bray started the first Tractor Run with Bridgnorth Vintage Machinery Club.

Mr Attwood added: "I always run it in memory of him because he was a great guy.

"We sadly lost him to cancer. In the vintage scene he was well-loved".

Wyre Forest residents took to Facebook to share their praise for the annual event.

Jenine Gifts said: "Lovely to see what a great turnout."

Betsy Pratt said: "Absolutely wonderful to see such a great turnout of tractors and thanks to all those organisers and Farmers who did a great job of decorating their tractors for the occasion despite the fact that they will have been just as busy milking, feeding and tending stock over the festive period as they always are. And all for a great cause".

Bev Simcox said it was a "fantastic effort by all involved."