Woolpit Steam Rally 2008
Once again, this years Woolpit Steam Rally was, a great success with absolutely superb weather on Saturday and whilst Sunday was overcast, it stayed dry. This is one of my favourite local Rallies, well organised and excellent value for money for the public,
The layout was similar to last year which I think works well and once again there was a good varied engine display with a large number of well restored engines and a large number of really old tractors in various stages of restoration. I was pleased to see a number of engines newly restored this year showing that there is still a strong following for the hobby.
Saturday evening had some good entertainment including a showing of some old Rally footage which had been copied to DVD and as, once again I did not take many pictures at Strumpshaw the weekend before due to the weather, here are a number of the sights during the weekend.
|This is quite a rare 1920 2hp Acadia owned by R Greensmith from Thorney Peterborough.||And another engine owned by Mr Greensmith is this 1925 1.5hp Alamo.||A nice Amanco is this 1912 2.25hp example owned by Ivan Drake from Bacton Norwich.||A very nicely restored 1948 EG5 5.hp Bamford driving a 1916 No 2 Bamford Corn Mill owned by Chris Stone from Mulbarton.|
|Another Bamford, this is a 1920 5 to 6hp model Line Shafting to a number of Bamford Machines owned by Gerald Seeley from Woolpit.||A lovely 1912 4hp vertical Bentall owned by Ian Kerridge from Wyverstone Suffolk.||This is a 1946 1.5hp Lister D driving a Godwin twin plunger Pump owned by John Southall from Willisham.||Another Lister D, this is a 1950 1.5hp Radiator cooled 240V 1 Kw generator set owned by Chris Sant from Harrogate North Yorkshire.|
|Another Lister is this 1928 5hp Tank cooled Model L owned by Shane Marrows from Heacham Norfolk.||And one more Lister, this is a 1954 1.5hp engine driving a Lister Shallow Well Domestic pump owned by Mark Wilden from Kesgrave Nr Ipswich.||A rare 1919 2hp New Holland, note the sloping sided hopper which supposedly would not crack if water was left to freeeze. This is owned by Stuart Lindsey from Ickleford Herts.||A 1953 American Onan 230v 3 KVA Generator owned by Keith Hamer from Stowmarket.|
|A 1933 1.5hp hopper cooled (rugby ball top) Petter M owned by S Daltry from East Bergholt Essex.||This is my 1934 1.5hp "Calibrator" lubricated Petter M driving a 35 volt 36 amp WW11 Generator.||Another exhibit owned by S Daltry is this 1946 2hp Ruston driving a Beet Cutter.||This is a very rare Saunderson Elstow 4hp vertical engine manufactured between 1904 and 1910. This was a local barn find and restored by M Coulthard from Holton St Mary Essex.|
|This is a little 1949 1.5hp Stuart Marine Engine owned by Richard Pilgrim from N Burlingham Norfolk.||Another Stuart is this 1935 2hp Model P4 driving a Lister 110 V Lister Generator owned by Peter March from Thrapston Kettering.||This is a 1912 7hp Hot Bulb Tangye Model BR driving a Tangye three Piston Water Pump owned by Paul Neave from Smallburgh Norfolk||An unusual engine is this 1909 1.5hp Wiscona driving a Delco Light Co Water Pump owned by Brian and Angela Long from Beccles.|
|A couple of nicely restored Wolseley Engines, a 1945 1.5hp WD 11 and a 1943 WD1 owned by Ricky Kemp from Wisbech.||Not in the
programme was this Allen & Sons Traction Engine.
|A Wallis & Stevens Expansion Engine "Faith" owned by Natel Taylor fromBarking Suffolk.||A 4 Ton Foden Steam Wagon owned by Duncan Marston from Bury St Edmunds.|
|A very nice Mc Cormick International Tractor owned by Colin Cracknell from Great Henny Sudbury.||This is a very rare Renault Tractor unfortunately not in the Programme.||A 1917 Saunderson G owned by Gerald Seeley from Woolpit.||This is a 1918 International Titan 10-20 owned by David Seeley from Braintree.|
|A nice row of little grey Fergies.||One of the many Rare Classic Cars is this 1934 Hudson Essex Teraplane.||A superb collection of Paraffin Lamps, Heaters and Ovens owned by Malcolm Collier from Oulton Broad.|
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