Despite poor weather forecasts in advance of the show, this year’s Haddenham Steam Rally enjoyed sunshine on both days, and was well supported by the public coming in through the gates
As ever an excellent selection of vintage & classic machinery was on display, including the usual strong entry in the Stationary Engine section.
Steam wise there were several new and returning exhibits together with the regulars. Keith Honour’s stage show is now an established fixture at the rally and featured a diverse range of acts, including a man playing a wood saw. The show was flanked by Keith’s Burrell Showmans Engine ‘Margaret’ and Burrell Scenic ‘Dragon’ in the care of Jamie Jennings & Emily Pumfrey
Away from the engine line was Andrew Waling with his Chiappa Organ and Foster Showmans Tractor ‘Lord of the Isles’, Andrew was also exhibiting the Rundle families Foster Showmans Tractor ‘Venture’ which was on its way home from Dorset and a first time visitor to Haddenham
The engine line featured a good mix of makes and types, starting as ever with the Pumfrey families Ruston ‘Success’, and including Mike Dyson’s Garrett Tractor ‘Adventurer’, Dan Chidgey’s Aveling Roller ‘George’ and the Ely Steam Fire pump.
Finally the working area was busy all weekend with the Jennings Brothers Aveling & Porter ‘Lady of the Manor’ in the thick of things, freshly back from major repairs following an accident earlier in the year.