Category Archives: Events

Great Dorset Steam Fair 2009

We all made the trip down to Tarrant Hinton again for a week of the world’s premier steam event, the Great Dorset Steam Fair.
The first day of the show was affected by heavy rain which softened the ground and never really dried out. However none of the engine movements were restricted unduly and following Tuesday [...]

Steam Rollers at Kemble

This years Kemble Rally provided an exceptional selection of different types of road roller. The display put together by the organisers was probably the most varied seen in the UK in recent times.
Here are some examples of the types on show:

Conventional UK Steam Roller, Aveling & Porter 8752 built in 1916. Aveling’s were by far [...]

Boconnoc Steam Fair 2009

The annual Boconnoc rally took place over the weekend of 24/25/26 July 2009 at the Boconnoc estate near Lostwithiel in Cornwall. Unfortunately as with a number of July events this year heavy rain in the preceding days meant that the site was extremely wet on Friday and Saturday and movement on grass areas all but [...]