A Steamy Weekend

Well, that will get me either the very wrong, or very right readers!

Most of you will have guessed I’m actually talking about the Steam and Vintage Fair at the Castle at the weekend.

WOW.  What a turnout (thank you!), what weather, what beautiful engines/cars/motorbikes etc etc.  I loved the tractors and the organ, the silver classic fire engine!  I was even able to get out for a short while to look at all the stalls and see some of the engines take part in competitions.

I didn’t get a ride on the steam waggon (boo) or the wee red bus (double boo) which I wanted to take home in my handbag, but maybe next year!  I think this was the best turnout ever, and I’m so happy for the Steam Club, and of course for the Castle.

If you weren’t there, where the hell were you?!  You missed a great one….

The Lineup

Tractors

Castle Crowd

My Wee Bus

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4 Responses to A Steamy Weekend

  1. This is so cool! I wish I could have been there. (I have an excuse.) Don’t you have any more pictures? Give!

    This was such an interesting post, Alison. :)

    Sorry you didn’t get to ride the red bus. :(

    I don’t think it is an organ. Maybe. Here we call them calliopes. Maybe not there. I love the sound they make!

  2. That’s a really nice photo of the castle, too, I think. Looks like you DID have crowds!

  3. I keep forgetting things. :)

    I remember seeing one of those old steam tractors on display at a fair when I was a child. Was able to get right up close to it, and it was running! So scared! (My older brother dragged me up close.) :)

    • Glad you liked it Max! I want to know the excuse immediately!

      I don’t know what the organ thingies are, I just like them! The steam engines/tractors are very cool, even if you are dragged too close. There are more pics on my FB pages…

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