Do you want to take part?

The organisers of the Saffron Walden Crank Up would be delighted to hear from anybody that would like to help in making this year’s new event a success.

Owners of trade stands are particularly welcome.

Maybe you feel you could support the event with sponsorship, to help cover the costs of the event while gaining valuable publicity for your business.

Contact us via this website  –


We look forward to hearing from you!

NTET Authorisation

This year the Saffron Walden Crank Up will be an NTET Authorised Event.  The National Traction Engine Trust is the national body looking after the steam preservation movement.  Organisers of traction engine rallies and similar events can, if they wish, apply for authorisation. By doing so they agree to comply with a Code of Practice produced by the NTET which is practical and a sensible way of maintaining administrative and organisational standards, thus ensuring that participants and visitors to events have a safe and enjoyable time.


For further information on the National Traction Engine Trust, take a look at their website,

Stationary Engines

If the sound of a row of stationary engines is music to your ears, you will enjoy the Crank Up!  Our regular engine exhibitors are coming along to put on their display on 9th & 10th May.  Although often overlooked, these small engines were once the backbone of agriculture and industry, being used for many tasks in farms, factories and other places before the electric motor took over.



This excellent video of last year’s Audley End Gala was made by Richard Hobbs.  we hope many of the exhibits seen will join us at The Crank Up in May!

Happy New Year!

The organisers of the Saffron Walden Crank Up would like to wish you a happy, peaceful and prosperous 2015.

We look forward to seeing you in May!


Welcome to the website for the new event, the Saffron Walden Crank Up.

Over the coming weeks we will be adding further details, so remember to “bookmark” us!