Essex Country Show 2004

Barleylands Farm Museum Billericay Essex

A great Rally as usual with reasonable weather. Once again there really was something for everyone here. There were 104 engines booked in with a wide variety including quite a number I had not seen at other Rallies we attend.

There was, as usual a lot to see, more than a day is required if you want to see everything properly. A huge number of working displays including Steam ploughing and road making wood sawing, Heavy Horses 48 Steam Engines plus a lot more actually working. There was the usual large number of stalls however non around the museum entrance this time but I think that was due to a re-organisation of the stall positions.

All in all it is still, in my opinion the biggest and best in East Anglia.

3-4hp Bentall 1914 1.5 - 
    2.5hp Bentall Pioneer 1900 Breman 
    Hot air engine 1912 Campbell 5.5hp Hot tube Paraffin engine
A 1913 3-4hp Bentall Pioneer driving a Bentall Corn Mill and Bean Kibbler. This superb exhibit was displayed by A Cornwell from Asheldham Another Bentall, this time a 1914 1.5 - 2.5hp Pioneer displayed by C Eaton from Reading. A very unusual exhibit is this 1900 Breman Hot air engine displayed by T Lines from Hayes. A 1912 Campbell 5.5hp Hot tube Paraffin engine owned by Paul Neave from Smallburg.
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1926 Crossley Fowler Cement Mixer 1960s Enfield VS1 Diesel 1913 Gardner 0.75hp type OF
A very nice exhibit is this 1926 Crossley driving a 3.5 kva Lister Dynamo displayed by R Simpson. A totally original 1937 Fowler no 1  cement mixer driven by a Fowler 1PAL engine. This is a 1960s Enfield VS1 Diesel driving a Lacy Hulbert Compressor displayed by N Barnes from N. Ockendon. This is a rare 1913 Gardner 0.75hp type OF Gas engine displayed by B Sambles from Saltash.
1941 Gardiner 100hp HF13 1923 Hartop model Av 1898 Hayward Tyler hot air engine 1920 5hp Jumbo
I never cease to be fascinated by this  huge 1941 Gardiner 100hp HF13. Owned by C Noble from Guilford. A circa 1923 Hartop model Av 1- 1.75hp which originally drove an elevator. This was displayed by T Thrussel from Ware. Another nice familiar sight at Barleylands is this 1898 Hayward Tyler hot air engine displayed by P Neave from Hawkwell. An unusual circa 1920 5hp Jumbo displayed by D Culley from Wroxham.
Lister CS Diesel 1924 petrol paraffin Massey Harris 1928 American Maytag model 92 washing machine 1920 New Holland
A superbly restored 1938 Lister CS Diesel driving a Lister H3 Shallow well pump displayed by J Nutley of Romford. A lovely restoration is this 1924 petrol paraffin Massey Harris type 2 displayed by J Bailey from Stevenage. Just to show the wide variety of applications for a stationary engine, this 1928 American Maytag model 92 is driving a washing machine. This was displayed by Simon Jennings from Basildon. You don't see many of these around. This is a 1920 New Holland displayed by Mike Lowe from Slough. Note the shape of the hopper which helps to prevent freezing if you forget to drain it in the winter.
1970s Petter PH2 twin cyl Diesel 1900 Robinson Z 
        hot tube ignition engine 1898 AE & H 
        Robinson hot air engine 1920s Ruston Hornby IP
A 1970s Petter PH2 twin cyl Diesel displayed by N Barnes from N. Ockendon. This is a very rare circa 1900 Robinson Z hot tube ignition engine displayed d by Mrs J Jeffries from Ifield. Another Hot Air engine is this 1898 AE & H Robinson displayed by J Webber from Old Welwyn. A very nice 1920s Ruston Hornby IP displayed by C Boyer from Haywards Heath.
1930 Stuart Turner P4  Stuart Turner Sulzer Diesel 1936 Weekes 
        Orchard sprayer
A very nice little 1930 Stuart Turner P4 displayed by D Pyke from Hemel Hempstead. This is a Stuart Turner and I think it was unusual but I can't remember why, I will try to find out. This large Sulzer Diesel was for sale, but beware if you rally near it as it covers everything in smut. An unusual exhibit is this 1936 Weekes Orchard sprayer displayed by K Jones from Hawkwell.
1885 Weyman and CO. 3hp Trusty Gas 
        engine Wisconsin A B L 110v air 
        cooled Generator set Steamers Haleson Steam 
        Motorcycle
A circa 1885 Weyman and CO. 3hp Trusty Gas engine displayed by D Allen. An American Wisconsin A B L 110v air cooled Generator set from the 1930s displayed by L Bullock from Hemel Hempstead. A view of some of the many Steamers that were exhibited at Barleylands. Have you seen this before? a Haleson Steam Motorcycle complete with original paperwork showing it was first registered in 1914.
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Motorcycle Stunt Team in action Motorcycle Stunt Team in action
This was a display carried out by a Motorcycle Stunt team who seemed to enjoy setting fire to themselves and blowing things up. Another example of their crazy stunts.

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