Weald Country Park Show 2006

Weald Country Park Brentwood.

This was a new show for us and not really a Rally in the normal sense. I was contacted by the Senior Park Ranger as he was looking for a small Stationary Engine display so three of us duly obliged.

The Park itself is stunning with around 550 acres of Parkland, trees and Lakes only a mile or so from the M25 however it seemed as though you were in  the depths of the Country. For a relatively small show here was a lot going on. This ranged from  from the Hertfordshire Lumberjack display team, the Acorn Gunners WW11 display team whose gun got louder throughout the weekend, the Essex Land Rover club who roared around obstacles in the ring to dog training displays and some working tractors with a range of equipment for cutting up logs. Sunday had a large number of Classic cars while the Military put in a good attendance all weekend.

The weather was extremely good all weekend which made the show very enjoyable and we had some interesting interludes, a Microlite taking off and landing in the Park on Friday and a Hot Air Balloon on Saturday evening, here are some of the sights around the show.

1923 2.25hp Amanco "Hired Man" driving a Lister H1 Pump 1946 1.5hp Lister D driving a Godwin twin plunger Pump Lister, this is an ABL which was made under licence from the Wisconsin Motor Corp of America A view across the Park
My 1923 2.25hp Amanco "Hired Man" driving a Lister H1 Pump. This is a 1946 1.5hp Lister D driving a Godwin twin plunger Pump owned by John Southall from Willisham. And another Lister, this is an ABL which was made under licence from the Wisconsin Motor Corp of America, owned by Rob Vince from Ipswich, it is driving a rotary pump. A view across the Park which was superb.
Deer A late evening shot across the Lake This is one of the Lumberjacks giving a demo This is one of the Lumberjacks giving a demo
And some of the residents A late evening shot across the Lake This is one of the Lumberjacks giving a demo of how to climb and chop the top from a tree. Throughout the day they had competitions to see who could chop through a log the quickest.
Hang Glider Taking off Some of the Military equipment. A large display of wood cutting equipment.
This little motorised Hang Glider flew in and out on Friday before the show started Here he is taking off. Some of the Military equipment. A large display of wood cutting equipment.
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hot air balloon One of the many Land Rovers from the Essex Land Rover Club.
Late on Saturday evening and on a near windless night a hot air balloon drifted across the sky. One of the many Land Rovers from the Essex Land Rover Club.

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