Monks Eleigh Bygone Collectors Club Rally 2008
Gt Waldingfield Suffolk
The Rally is now in its ninth 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 not too bad until we had quite a downpour on Saturday night but that soon passed through.
This Year the top entrance was opened avoiding the need to drive the length of the runway which was welcome from the Exhibiters perspective.
Yet 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 and put on a good show.
The entertainment in the ring was excellent and once again we were enthralled by the death defying stunts of the "Flying Fergies" who, this year added fire to the display which soon had the Fire trucks in the ring to make sure everything (and everybody) was suitably damped down.
Further entertainment in the Beer tent was provided by the "Monks Eleigh Choir" see below for some of the sites during the Rally.
|This is a Hopper Cooled Lister A driving a Climax No 3 Pump.||This is a nice 1949 Lister A Driving a 1914 Cley Cornmill.||A very nice 1929 Petter S 5hp diesel driving a Fairbanks Morse pump||A Tank cooled 5hp Petter M|
|A superb display of Bygones featuring a Ruston Hornsby PB||Another Ruston, this is a 1938 13/14hp Ruston Hornsby 2XHR||An unusual display of Warsop Road Breakers.||And here we have a Bristol tracked vehicle which in the main was for Horticultural use towing a Drake and Fletcher Crop Duster|
|A very nicely restored Ferguson, one which was used in the "Flying Fergie" display.||This Year we had "Fergies through Fire"||Which gave the Fire Engine boys some practice.||And here we have the Monks Eleigh Choir, anyone who has been to the Dorset Steam Fair may recognise some characters.|
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