In view of the ongoing UK health crisis, the East Anglian Traction Engine Society and the Saffron Walden Crank Up Committee wish to announce that this year’s Saffron Walden Crank Up is CANCELLED.

We hope to welcome you to next year’s event on 23rd & 24th April 2022.

We’d like to take this opportunity to thank you all for your support and wish you well during the uncertain times ahead.

The Saffron Walden Crank Up

The same great show on a great new site!

The Saffron Walden Crank Up is a steam and vintage vehicle show that was started in the early 1970s by the late Paul Engelmann at Shire Hill.  Since 2015 the event has been run by the East Anglian Traction Engine Society, and this year will be the first at Carver Barracks, on the former Debden Aerodrome.

Come along and see huge traction engines, and smaller ones too!  Vintage vehicles of all sorts, tractors, stationary engines, fairground organs  and a host of bygone attractions.

There will be a vintage funfair too, trade and craft stalls, hot and cold refreshments available, as well as a beer tent.

Fun for all the family!


NEXT YEAR’S RALLY will be held on 23rd & 24th April 2022

at Carver Barracks, near Saffron Walden. CB10 2YA.



The Crank-Up was always well regarded for its friendly, relaxed atmosphere and the large variety in exhibits, and it is hoped that this event continues this tradition.