WIRRAL families and motor enthusiasts alike are expected to turn out for this year's Birkenhead Festival of Transport.

The sixth annual event will see thousands flock to Birkenhead Park over the weekend of September 14 to 15.

And organisers say this year looks set to be the biggest and best yet as fly-past from a Vulcan bomber and the Battle of Britain Memorial Flight are already confirmed.

Other attractions include military vehicles, a steam-powered boat on the lake, vintage fairground rides and classic cars.

And Stephen McGreal, who helps to organise the two-day festival with the Birkenhead Lions, said it was achievement to stage this year’s event after sponsorship dried up.

He said: "The simple fact that we are able to put on the event in the first place is great news as most of our sponsorship dried up but it just shows the determination of the organisers to make sure it goes ahead.

"In the past, entry has been free but we are asking for a £2 per adult this year – however we have more than 100 exhibitors and a whole range of attractions for the whole family so we think it is worth it."

The festival, which brought in a record crowd last year, will also feature the Blaenau Ffestiniog mountain railway and Sentinel steam ‘wagon’ Maggie May which was built in 1924, as well as a flight simulator.

To find out more visit www.bheadtransportfest.com