Wings Wheels and Steam Rally 2005
This Year the Engines were back on the main Rally field with camping on the field the engines were on last year however I noticed a few things such as the Wild West Show and dogs were still on the other field. From an engine man's point of view however we were once again neglected with no Engine Steward, no numbers, no program and no plaque, (not that the plaque is anything special normally).
The weather was kinder this year with the crowds flocking in again and we were treated to a few aerobatic displays including a great display in the Yak. Again, there was something for everyone from a large Military presence, Steam engines, Stationary Engines, Tractors and the usual Classic Cars and Bikes. Entertainment during Sunday was provided by the "Silver Bird" Disco which played a lot of 40s music and even brought their own dancers in 40s dress.
I am afraid descriptions will be a little sparse as despite trying to find someone selling programs I was unable to obtain one.
|A very original Amanco "Hired Man" Owned by Colin Cracknell from Great Henney||Another "Hired Man"||A very nice Bentall and Wilcox Well Pump||A 1948 BSA driving a Jackman No. 0 Fan Blower.|
|A nice trailer mounted display of a 1939 Ruston Hornsby PT and a 1949 Wolseley WD8||1950 6hp Enfield owned by F Shinkins from Lakenheath.||A 1.5hp Fowler, driving a Lister Rotary Pump.||A very nice 1927 1.5hp International Harvester.|
|This is an unusual 1903 .5hp gas powered Leek owned by B Woods from Fakenham.||"Back to back", two Norman T600s from the early 40s.||A 1943 American "Onan" generator normally used to power field communications equipment.||A very nicely restored Petter A1 driving a Bamford No 1 Corn Grinder.|
|This is Rob Vince's 1.5hp Wolseley driving a Climax Pump.||A few of the large number of Military Vehicles.||This was a fascinating Armour plated Land Rover that saw service in Northern Ireland.||One of my favourite Military vehicles, the Hummer. This one even had a mounted Machine Gun.|
|A lovely example of an International 8 - 16 Mogul tractor||And this is an International Titan 10-20.||A highly tuned and modified Ford Model B||This was The "Silver Bird" Disco|
|A beautiful Jaguar SS100||And a very nice Triumph Stag.||This is a display of a Steamer used to Drive a saw bench.||And here is some of the Steam on display.|
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