Welcome to the website of the Saffron Walden Crank Up.

People from the local area and beyond with an interest in steam and vintage vehicles, may well remember the “Crank Ups” organised by the late Paul Engelmann at Shire Hill in Saffron Walden for many years from the 1970s until the early 2000s.

Building on the success of events held at Audley End over the previous few years, the East Anglian Traction Engine Society, with Paul’s permission, revived the Crank Up in 2015 to the delight of the exhibitors and visiting public alike.


The event will be held at Sparrows Hill Livery, Sparrows End, Newport, Saffron Walden CB11 3TU.


A Family Day out! – Admission just £5 per adult, with accompanied children free, and free car parking!

GATES OPEN 10.00am – 5.00pm


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.

This year’s event takes place on Saturday & Sunday, 11th & 12th May 2019