Thurlow and Haverhill Steam and Country Rally 2007
The Thurlow and Haverhill Rally was once again held at Horseheath Point to Point Racecourse on A1307 Haverhill - Cambridge Road. This is an excellent medium size Rally with a similar Steam engines entry to last year at around 22 with around 20 Models.
The attractions at the show, which once again was sponsored by The East Anglian Daily Times included "The Red Barrows" Display Team which is an amusing display by a bunch of guys in red overalls performing "Stunts" based on Flying displays with Red Wheelbarrows, this is in aid of Charity. Other entertainment was provide by The Glenmoriston Pipe Band whilst entertainment in the Beer tent on Saturday evening was courtesy of Colin Richards.
There were around 56 Stationary engines entered which was well up on last year so maybe the new venue continues to attract exhibiters
The weather was kind this year which always helps and there was, as usual plenty for the general public to see, some of the sights from around the Rally Field are below however I am getting a little short on engines not already photographed this year.
|A 1936 2hp open crank Bamford, owned by Ivan Drake from Bacton, a very nice restoration.||This is a nice display, a 1930 3.5hp Bradford Gas engine driving a 1930 Fullwood Vacuum Pump with a 1936 Gascoigne Milking set and cluster owned by Ron Edwards from High Cross||And this is a 1930 2.5hp Crossley 1030 Petrol/Paraffin engine driving a pump. This is owned by Phil Westwood from Ipswich.||Here is a nice 1918 1.5hp Hercules Hit-N-Miss engine owned by C Todd from Sandy.|
|A very early (1924) 2.5hp Lister A Engine driving a Corn Mill owned by Alan Cullen from East Grinstead.||Another Lister is this 1929 (again a very early model) 1hp reverse rotation "D" owned by T Salter from Essex.||This is a 1933 1.33hp Villiers type W X11 owned by Peter Foster.||A 1956 Ferguson Semi Industrial Tractor owned by "Taffy" Morgan from Pakefield.|
|This is a 1943 Minneapolis Moline UTS owned by David Martin from Felsted.||Just some of the many Tractors on display.||An American Classic, a 1938 Lincoln Zephyr V12 Convertible.||This was a superb Military display including the inimitable Willys Jeep.|
|A Steam Lorry, doing just what it was built for, carrying the coal.||This is an 8 nhp Burrell Traction Engine, "The Big A"||Here is a lovely Burrell 5 nhp Showman's Engine "Margaret"||This was built down the Road from me, it is a Ransomes Sims and Jefferies 7nhp Traction Engine "The Leprechaun"|
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