Although our village is only small, steam engine enthusiasts come from all over the country to exhibit their steam engines, wagons, busses, fire engines, farming equipment organs and traction engines - all run by steam. There are also many miniature working models just big enough for an adult to drive, and perfect in scale and every detail.
|A notice in front of the miniature threshing machine explaining the process of threshing|
|Many people dress in costume and exhibit for various charities|
|This little dog seems to be part of the 'crew' and looked like he might be one of Bouncer's relatives! He was looking at Bouncer quite keenly when I took this picture!|
Here's a video I put together. It's not terribly smooth, it's only taken with a small digi camera and there was a lot going on, but hopefully it conveys something of the atmosphere. Note the little dog on the last vehicle but one, that's the one above, he seems to enjoy his perch high up above the ground and was looking around at the crowd as if to say 'I'm a star.'
You may need to turn your sound down a bit as there's a lot of shouting, and whistling of engines going on!