Keeping ploughing engines, implements and skills alive
DORSET STEAM FAIR 2018
Brian Snelgars’ B1 Princess Mary and an interloper from the USA, the Avery direct haulage engine.
Bob Jameson’s AA7 Repulse was having a quiet day off when this was taken.
McLaren conversions Salty and Sally displayed by the Walkers of Witney.
Andrew Melrose’s Fowler Margaret at work with the tined implement.
The end of the day.
A close up of the Avery.
The club has provided its annual appearance at the Great Dorset Steam Fair that was celebrating its 50th year with the target of having 500 engines present and in steam.
As usual the Steam Plough Club was situated by the steam ploughing field in a good position to attract the crowds. 18 ploughing engines attended. In addition Mike Beeby showed his Colin Tyler 2” scale ploughing engines Brian Snelgar provided his steam plough by the club tent. There was considerable interest in the club and this included many sales. There were 15 new members and renewals.
Thanks are due to Julie Chick, Dick Eastwood, Mike Beeby, Simon and Melanie Fisher, Clive Flack, Bernard and Madeleine Weatherley, Derrick Saunders and John Rhead for setting up and looking after the display for the duration of the show.
A rare quiet moment at the club tent with Mike Beeby’s display adjacent. Julie Chick is on duty.