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Steam rally that has pulling power
CAP THAT: Harry Roberts and Chris Beale with thier 1916 Fowler Ploughing Engine. By John Anyon. 3013367701
“We’ve got approximately 70
steam engines on site, arena
events, working mach-ines such
as bulldozers and stone-crushers,
our own railway with fullsize
working locomotive and a
lot more. The rain on Saturday
evening affected some of the
bands that were going to play,
but on the whole I don’t think it
deterred people from coming.
“It’s been a spot-on show.”
RAIN showers over the weekend proved no deterrent to the fans of vintage machinery who turned out in force for the Welland Steam Rally.
The show, now in its 49th year, attracted tens of thousands of people through the gates to enjoy the sights, sounds and smells of the age of steam.
Traction engines, road rollers, stationary engines and a complete steam-powered vintage fairground were among the attractions at the show.
As well as steam power, the internal combustion engine was fully represented, with a wide variety of vintage cars, lorries, motorcycles and military vehicles on show.
And with the Malvern Hills as a backdrop, visitors could also enjoy a farmers’ market, arts and crafts, car crushing, tractor pulling and more.
Alan Prout, of the show organising team, said: “We had 30,000 people through the gates on Saturday, and 18,000 on Friday.
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