Wednesday, 27 August 2014

Shrewsbury Steam Rally 2014



We went to the annual Shrewsbury Steam Rally at Onslow Park on August Bank Holiday Weekend.


Loved watching the 'Tractor Pull' on the working field.



And a man cutting morning sticks using a 1923 Massey Harris stationery engine.

The rain tipped down all day long on Bank Holiday Monday, but it was still a great weekend. (PS did you notice 'The Mini' all lined up to strut it's stuff)
(PPS - the header picture is of the lake beyond the working field - you can just about see it through a gap in the hedge)
Have a good week
Molly

20 comments:

  1. Looks like a big boys weekend
    Great fun

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    1. And big girls and little girls ....

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  2. I really miss this type of country show. I love all those old steam engines.

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    1. They really go to town on all the spit and polish on them.

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  4. Looks like it was an amazing time Molly :-)

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  5. We have a steam show nearby at Whitby every year....lots of noise and lots of fun. Loved the video of the tractor pull and the photo of that shiny car and sea foam coloured bike. Thanks for taking us with you. By the by....what IS a morning stick????

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    1. Hi Delores - a morning stick is a piece of wood chopped into a thin baton and used to light the fire in the morning. Your comment got me thinking on how we all describe things differently.

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  6. It looked like a good time was had by all despite the rain.

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  7. The Sunday was a gorgeous day. Monday was a bit wet and blustery with not so many people there but we enjoyed it all the same.

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  8. I admit we were cowards and didn’t want to catch cold in the rain.
    Blame our extreme old age!

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  9. Friko you were probably a lot more sensible than we were. We came home half day on the Monday.

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  10. You have to admire the enthusiasts who get these old steam machines working. I'm sure you had a good time even though the weather was miserably wet. We're having an indoors time at the moment helping our daughter prepare for her move which has been delayed until Monday now. Hopefully we shall get out and about again soon.

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    1. The weather promises to be good for the coming week so all the best to your daughter in her move - I don't think I'd know where to start if we were to move - such a massive job (good job Mum's on hand:)

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  11. Looks like good times, Molly! I've never witnessed a steam tractor before, here it would be more about a steam train, so that was really interesting to see. I liked the song too.

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    1. Amy I think you would have enjoyed being there too. And I know that Liam and Julia would have loved it. They did actually have a miniature steam train on a piece of track, taking the children for rides. A proper engine driver all in his gear and all that. All the best with your latest book. I can't tell you how chuffed I am for you x

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  12. It looks great fun, but you couldn't have had worse weather for it, Molly. Of course - it was a Bank Holiday! :)

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    1. The Sunday weather was beautiful, warm and sunny. Monday, definitely brollies and wellies. A bit of a shame when so many people had put a lot of (voluntary) hard work in getting it all together. We enjoyed it all the same.

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