Aldham Olde Tyme Rallye 2007

This years Aldham Old Tyme Rally started, for us anyway with torrential rain when we set up on Friday morning however it soon turned  hot and dry, and actually stayed mainly hot which makes a change as it is normally cold and wet, especially when we pack up on Sunday afternoon.

Once again there were a large number of exhibitors and a large Military presence including once again some huge trucks which I meant to get some pictures of but somehow I did not get around to it.

The auction on Saturday afternoon had an enormous number of lots although for a second year nothing took my fancy however there was one interesting lot which was a motorised tricycle used in France for selling flowers from. This wanted an enormous amount of work to restore but still made over 700.

Once again our hosts the North East Essex Tractor & Engine Club and the Earls Colne Scout and Guide Group held a well organised and enjoyable Rally.

 There was a good variety of engines with one or two unusual ones, however a number featured in last Weeks Woolpit report so I have picked some that I have not photographed this year.

1915 2.25hp Amanco "Hired Man" driving an Amanco pump 1950s British Anzani "Pilot" outboard engine Bamford EV driving a Bentall Mill 1926 7hp Crossley Petrol Paraffin engine driving a Lister Dynamo
Here is a 1915 2.25hp Amanco "Hired Man" driving an Amanco pump owned by Richard Westwood from Ipswich. An unusual exhibit is this 1950s British Anzani "Pilot" outboard engine which is a water cooled 2 stroke. This is owned by G Franklin from Lawshall. This is a Bamford EV driving a Bentall Mill (sorry about cutting off the hopper) This is owned by T O'Sullivan from S W/ham Ferrers. A lovely display is this 1926 7hp Crossley Petrol Paraffin engine driving a Lister Dynamo owned by R Simpson from Hockley.
1935 2.5hp Crossley PH1030 1919 1.5hp Hercules Economy Fairbanks Morse "Z" 1911 1.5hp Gray
Another Crossley is this 1935 2.5hp Crossley PH1030 owned by Phil Westwood from Ipswich. A very nicely restored 1919 1.5hp Hercules Economy owned by Adam Munson from Stanway Colchester. I think this Fairbanks Morse "Z" is a 2hp owned by A Catling from Westerfield. This is a 1911 1.5hp Gray driving a small mill owned by John Chiles of Colchester.
1910 1.75hp Leader 1930 2.5hp Lister B 1937 Joseph Evans diaphragm Lift Pump driven by a 1.5hp Lister D 1954 2hp Lister Generator set.
This is a 1910 1.75hp Leader owned by Matt Chiles from Colchester. A 1930 2.5hp Lister B in what looks like original paint. This is owned by Mark Earey from Gt Yeldham. An unusual exhibit is this 1937 Joseph Evans diaphragm Lift Pump driven by a 1.5hp Lister D owned by R Ruffell from Dovercourt. Another engine owned by R Ruffell from Dovercourt is this 1954 2hp Lister Generator set.
1933 5hp Petter M driving a Generator .5hp Wolseley WD2 which drives a cable Winch. Wolseley 1943 1.5hp WD 1962  Norton 650SS
A 1933 5hp Petter M driving a Generator owned by B Parmenter from Stanway. Another of Mark Earey's Engines is this 1.5hp Wolseley WD2 which drives a cable Winch. Another Wolseley is this 1943 1.5hp WD owned by D Pettican from Saffron Walden. A superb 1962  Norton 650SS owned by Richard Gamblin from Ipswich.

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