Whitwell Steam Fair 2019

The first Whitwell Steam Fair was held in 1998, in the village of Whitwell from which it takes its name, before moving to a larger site owned by the Bowes Lyon family in nearby St. Paul’s Walden.  Since 2008 it has been held in Mansell’s Farm in Codicote.  The Steam Fair is held to raise funds for MacMillan Cancer Support and features working steam engines as well as classic cars, tractors, military vehicles & motorcycles.

IMG_8484-Edit
Crimson Lady  – a Burrell Traction Engine, built in 1927.

IMG_8445-EditStanley Steam Car – c.1911

IMG_8403Hogwart – half-size model based on the famous road locomotive ‘Boadicea’ which was a WW1 heavy gun towing engine.

IMG_8420-EditThe Gaffer – Clayton & Shuttleworth General Purpose Engine, built in 1910

IMG_8440-Edit
Fortunately not much to do for the medic!

IMG_8520-Edit
Dad’s Army?  A display by the Hertfordshire Home Guard Living History Group

IMG_8396-Edit
John Fowler

IMG_8457-EditThe Blacksmith

IMG_8489-Edit
The Gaffer (again)

IMG_8417-Edit
Keeping it clean & Shiny

IMG_8474-Edit
Crimson Wheel

IMG_8407-Edit
Green spinning wheels.

IMG_8511-EditThe Little Giant

IMG_8413-EditHaving a chat

IMG_8513-EditFoden C Type scale model

IMG_8531-Edit
Enjoying the ride!  (They’re in a carriage being pulled by a horse.)

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s