Essex Country Show 2005

Barleylands Farm Museum Billericay Essex

A great Rally as usual let down a bit by the weather on Sunday . Once again there really was something for everyone here. There were 107 engines booked in however their must have been some late entries as I saw numbers up to at least 116. and again this year there was a wide variety including quite a number  not normally seen at other Rallies we attend. I did find I had taken quite a number however it is a shame that a few lacked a number or information board.

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 and lots of entertainment in the ring including the Kangaroo Kidd with his quad bike display and Jez Avery with a Mountain Bike Stunt show.

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

1917 2.25hp Amanco "Hired Man" 1917 3hp Amanco "Three Mule Team" 1.5hp Amanco "Busy Boy" 1918 Amanco "3 Mule Team" Petrol / Paraffin engine
As usual there were a number of Amanco engines, this is a 1917 2.25hp "Hired Man" owned by H Neath from Lowestoft Another Amanco, this time a 1917 3hp "Three Mule Team" driving a Blake pump owned by Mike Lowe from Slough. This is a 1.5hp "Busy Boy" but not in the program. Another 3hp this is a 1918 "3 Mule Team" Petrol / Paraffin engine owned by I Kerridge from Wyverstone.
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1919 Allan Brothers model ED 3hp Bamford vertical Engine built in 1935 driving a Bamford "Rapid Grinding Mill" irca 1900s A&S Barker hot tube gas engine c1910 Bates & Edmonds driving a Climax Pump
This is a 1919 Allan Brothers model ED and weighs 2.75 Tons. It is a 19hp paraffin hotbulb engine owned by P Mastrocola from Rainham. I thought this sounded familiar, it was a Detling two weeks ago !!! An unusual 3hp Bamford vertical Engine built in 1935 driving a Bamford "Rapid Grinding Mill".This is owned by R Wilcox from Brentwood. This is a circa 1900s A&S Barker .5hp hot tube gas engine. The owner, Simon Jennings from Basildon has informed me that the engine is for sale, NOW SOLD Another unusual Engine is this c1910 Bates & Edmonds driving a Climax Pump owned by D Culley from Wroxham.
c1930 Climax Deep Well Pump Trailer mounted 1926 Crossley driving a 3KVA alternator Crossley Gas engine Crossley Gas engine
A c1930 Climax Deep Well Pump owned by Dick Culley from Wroxham. A very nice trailer mounted 1926 Crossley driving a 3KVA alternator owned by R Simpson from Hockley. No information or number on this lovely Crossley Gas engine. And another one, I don't seem to have any info on this one either.
1907 Fairbanks Morse Vertical 1941 Gardiner 100hp HF13 Gardner Gas Engine 1913 Gardner "O"
An unusual Engine is this 1907 Fairbanks Morse Vertical owned by Ron Mansfield from Bulmer. A familiar sight at Barleylands is this huge 1941 Gardiner 100hp HF13. Owned by C Noble from Guilford. Another Gardner, this is much smaller however and runs on Gas. And another, this is a 1913 Gardner "O" owned by W Sambles from Saltash.
c1930 1.25hp Hartop "M" driving a 1916 Tyzack Saw Bench 1913 Petrol Paraffin 8hp International Famous 1938 J.A.P. engine driving a Delport no 8 pump 1898 1.5hp "hit-n-miss" Mietz and Weiss
This is a c1930 1.25hp Hartop "M" driving a 1916 Tyzack Saw Bench owned by R Medynski from Hullbridge. A very nice 1913 Petrol Paraffin 8hp International Famous, note the ingenious way the engine is cooled. This is owned by P Neave from Smallburgh Norwich. A 1938 J.A.P. engine driving a Delport no 8 pump owned by G Read from Ralyleigh. An 1898 1.5hp "hit-n-miss" Mietz and Weiss apparently owned by relatives of Charlie Chaplin. This is owned by W Timms from Blackborough End.
1929 Hopper cooled Lister L Rad cooled 2hp Lister D Lighting Plant Lister A driving a Bench Grinder Lister CS Diesel
A 1929 Hopper cooled Lister L owned by Dave Ollett from Tollshunt Major Another Lister, this is a Rad cooled 2hp D which along with the Dynamo makes a complete Lighting Plant, This is owned by J Hayward and exhibited by Mike Rump from Brighton. This is a war period Lister A the sort that were used on Airfield fuel bowsers, Here it is driving a Bench grinder and it is owned by H Smallbone of Hadleigh. A very nice Lister CS Diesel owned by D Penn from Corringham.
1930 8.5hp National oil engine 1970s 8hp Petter PH2 Diesel Ex cement mixer Petter LT1 1916 Petter Handyman Oil Engine
A 1930 8.5hp National oil engine owned by P Neave from Hawkwell. A 1970s 8hp Petter PH2 Diesel  twin owned by Niall Barnes. Another 1970s Petter, this is an ex cement mixer model LT1 owned by Niall Barnes. From the relatively modern to a really early, 1916 Petter Handyman Oil Engine.
1905 "Reform" c1895 Robinson no 8 Hot Air engine c1895 0.5hp Southalls "Ideal" Engine Wiscona Pep
A very rare 1905 "Reform" I am afraid I have no further info. This is owned by J Timms from Blackorough End. A c1895 Robinson no 8 Hot Air engine owned by F Dunwell from Ifield. Another rare engine is this c1895 0.5hp Southalls "Ideal" Engine with a very interesting governing system. This is owned by John Jeffries from Crawley. This is a Wiscona Pep engine built in Wisconsin USA and it seems these were its original colours. This is owned by Terry Thrussell.
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1932 Ransomes Simms and Jeffries 36 inch motor mower Open crank Bamford
This is a 1932 Ransomes Simms and Jeffries 36 inch motor mower which was built less than 2 miles from where I live in Ipswich. This is owned by Chris Stoneman and Liesa Daveyfrom Sussex. This is an open crank Bamford.

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