Monks Eleigh Bygone Collectors Club Rally 2007
Gt Waldingfield Suffolk
This was our third year at this Rally after a year off which is run by the friendly MEBCC members, the Chairman and founder of the Rally is Paul Goodchild.
The Rally is now in its seventh year and is still growing steadily with something for everyone, a very friendly atmosphere and a superb Saturday nights entertainment in the beer tent. The weather was fine and dry, not too cold (They even provided a Patio Heater) as we sat around the Beer Tent waiting for the group to start. Then all of a sudden we had a downpour which had everyone scuttling for the tent which made things a little snug for a while.
The Rally is held on some of what was the Gt Waldingfield Airfield in WW11 and Saturday saw a coach load of American veterans who served at the Airfield during the War with the 486th Bomb Group and it was great to see the guys enjoying the visit.
Once again, I was pleased to see a good turn out of young Stationary engine enthusiasts who worked on and ran their engines constantly all weekend, I recommend this Rally for a great weekend.
As this is a small Rally, it does not put out a program so apologies if some of the details are sparse.
|This is a 1925/5 6hp Amanco Petrol Paraffin engine.||This is a nice Bamford driving a Lister Domestic pump.||A very unusual Heinrici Hot air engine producing 1/12 of a hp.||This Lister D is driving a drill and an air compressor.|
|A very nice Tank cooled Lister A driving a water pump||Another Lister, this time a "D" producing 2hp. This is an early model built in 1927 driving a Lister H1 Shallow Well pump.||This is a 1929 Petter S 5hp diesel driving a Fairbanks Morse pump||And here we have a very nice 1941 Ruston Hornsby PB along with a display of Spanners and Petrol/Oil cans.|
|Another Ruston PB, this is a 1935 model driving small corn mill.||A Wolseley WD8 driving a Lister Domestic pump.||This was a Wolseley bought from one of the stalls which, after a good clean out of years of muck from the hopper, was soon running.||The 486th Bomb Group Association tent where there was a huge amount of information about the airfields use in WW11.|
|The "FFFs" which stood for the something Flying Fergies or something like that entertained the crowd with "Death Defying" stunts at speeds up to 8mph||Synchronised Formation tractor driving!!!||Three different model of Fordson Tractors.||A superb Foster Traction engine.|
|And an "Invictor" Traction Engine||Some of the many Motorcycles on display.||A lovely restored 1952 Citroen 15 six||Which towed in the superb example of a 1959 Stirling 10 Caravan.|
|A 1914 "Locomobile" Lorry used in WW1.||A Mini Moke||And a Mini Cooper S||This is a scale model of a McLaren Showman's Engine.|
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