Great Dorset Steam Fair announces date change

Great Dorset Steam Fair Image copyright GDSF
Image caption Hundreds of steam road locomotives are on show at the event

A clash with the start of the school term has led to the Great Dorset Steam Fair changing its dates for the first time in 30 years.

The event at Tarrant Hinton will now run from 25 to 29 August in a bid to boost attendance.

Organisers said overlapping with term time would have "severely" impacted the event.

Director Martin Oliver said it would have been "foolish and unwise not to act now".

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Image caption Covering 600 acres - it is one of Europe's largest outdoor events, organisers say

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