Essex Country Show 2006

Barleylands Farm Museum Billericay Essex

A superb Rally as usual, this was the 20th Anniversary . Once again there really was something for everyone here. There were 118 engines booked in which meant that space was a little tight but it all worked out in the end. Again this year there was a wide variety including quite a number  not normally seen at other Rallies we attend.

There was, once more 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, a very large entry of Steam Engines plus a lot more actually working including the huge ploughing engines which pull a plough on a cable from one side of the field to the other. There was the usual large number of stalls and lots of entertainment in the ring including the some Monster Trucks and the very amusing "Battling Cumberland giants."

Once again there was tractor pulling going on both days and if you have never seen a 1000 hp tractor or one with a Merlin engine then this is not to be missed

In my opinion this Rally is still, the biggest and best in East Anglia.

1948 Allen Autoscythe with its saw bench and attachments. 1919 Allan Brothers model ED 1927 3.5hp Amanco Petrol Paraffin engine driving a 1919 Climax no 2 pump 2hp air cooled 1927 Amanco "Chore Boy"
Here we have Malcolm Collyer starting his 1948 Allen Autoscythe with its saw bench and attachments. 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. A 1927 3.5hp Amanco Petrol Paraffin engine driving a 1919 Climax no 2 pump owned by P Arlidge from Maldon. Another Amanco, this is a 2hp air cooled 1927 "Chore Boy" also owned by P Arlidge.
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1921 Austin Autoplant Generator set 1935 3hp Bamford vertical engine driving a Bamford Rapid Grinding mill  1927 2.5 - 3hp open crank Bamford 1920 3 - 4hp Bentall Pioneer driving a Bentall corn mill
A very unusual 1921 Austin Autoplant Generator set owned by by miss D Jones from Rochford. A 1935 3hp Bamford vertical engine driving a Bamford Rapid Grinding mill owned by R Wilcocks from Brentwood. This is another Bamford, a 1927 2.5 - 3hp open crank model driving a Bamford no 1 mill. This is owned by M Coulthard from Colchester. A very original 1920 3 - 4hp Bentall Pioneer driving a Bentall corn mill owned by I Kerridge from Stowmarket.
circa 1900 1/8hp Butler open crank Crossley model M approx 5hp engine 1892 K type hot tube Crossley gas engine 1941 Gardiner 100hp HF13
A circa 1900 1/8hp Butler open crank owned by F Moule from Southend. A very nice Crossley model M approx 5hp engine which was built around 1899 and runs on gas. This is owned by P Mastrocola from Rainham. An even earlier Crossley is this 1892 K type hot tube gas engine owned by M Eckton from Coopersale Common. Once again, a familiar sight at Barleylands is this huge 1941 Gardiner 100hp HF13. Owned by C Noble from Guilford.
Gardner model O gas engine 1921 Hercules driving a Blake pump 1910 Hornsby gas engine 6hp 1914 Ingeco "W" petrol Paraffin engine
A very nicely restored 1913 .75hp Gardner model O gas engine. This is owned by W Sambles from Saltash. This is a 1921 Hercules driving a Blake pump owned by Mike Lowe from Slough. Here is a superb 1910 Hornsby gas engine owned by D Allen from Kings Lynn. An original looking 6hp 1914 Ingeco "W" petrol Paraffin engine owned by D Bach Snr.
1930s International Model M driving a Lister H2 water pump 1948 Lister D driving a Hunt cake mill 1928 2hp "Listerlight" generating set 1946 Lister 3/1 Diesel engine
This is a 1930s International Model M driving a Lister H2 water pump owned by Colin Cracknell from Gt Henny. Here is a nicely restored 1948 Lister D driving a Hunt cake mill owned by  T O'Sullivan from STh Woodham Ferrers. Another D, this is a 1928 2hp "Listerlight" generating set. The engine is also driving a Lister Oat Crushing Mill, and is owned by Simon Jennings from Vange. A very nice 1946 Lister 3/1 Diesel engine owned by Colin Spence from Sittingbourne.
1970s 18hp Petter PH2 Diesel 1935 21hp Petter S "heavy Oil Engine" Horizontal  1916 2.25hp Petter "Handyman" AE & H Robinson
Not often seen on the Rally Field is this 1970s 18hp Petter PH2 Diesel owned by Niall Barnes. A superb 1935 21hp Petter S "heavy Oil Engine" owned by P Neave from Smallburgh. This is a rare horizontal  1916 2.25hp Petter "Handyman" owned by Colin Eaton. Another rare engine is this AE & H Robinson however I currently have no further information.
1940 1.5 - 2hp Ruston Hornsby driving an American Stone Crusher 1924 2.5hp Ruston APR driving an American Hacksaw 28hp Tangye FL9 Diesel Tange  type EWH3.
A very original 1940 1.5 - 2hp Ruston Hornsby driving an American Stone Crusher owned by Stan Mills from High Wycombe. This is a 1924 2.5hp Ruston APR driving an American Hacksaw owned by Jeff Riggs from Welling. Another Huge Engine is this 1933 28hp Tangye FL9 Diesel owned by C Noble. And another Tange is this type EWH3. It is rated at 24hp and has a flywheel weighing 1.25 tons This is owned by J Neave from Hockley. 
circa 1900 3hp George Waller 1930s Weekes Orchard Sprayer American Wisconer PEP 1919 1.5hp Petrol Paraffin engine Early Sunday morning
This is a circa 1900 3hp George Waller owned by Mrs J Jeffries from Ifield. A 1930s Weekes Orchard Sprayer owned by Miss D Jones from Rochford. An American Wisconer PEP 1919 1.5hp Petrol Paraffin engine from the Fisher Family collection. Engines in the mist, an early Sunday morning shot , not many people about......

Courtesy of John Southall.

 
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One of the biggest trucks in the world "Big Pete" a Monster truck Fowler ploughing Engine "Lady Caroline" "Tractor Pulling"
I think this was billed as one of the biggest trucks in the world. This is "Big Pete" a Monster truck giving demonstrations in the grand ring.  This is a huge Fowler ploughing Engine "Lady Caroline" This is one of the tractors in the "Tractor Pulling" competition, this has an aircraft radial engine.

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