Today, we have added the first sponsor’s advert for this year to the website – http://swcrankup.co.uk/sponsors/

If you, or anybody you know, would be interested in sponsoring the event, please get in touch with us – we have various packages and advertising opportunities available.


Our Committee Member Robert Pumfrey is organising the 34th Annual Whittlesford film and video show, to be held on Saturday, 25th February 2017 at Whittlesford Memorial Hall, Whittlesford near Cambridge. CB22 4NE.

Steam films dating from the 1960s to the present day, many unseen elsewhere, will be shown. There will also be refreshments available, and a raffle.

All are welcome at this free event, which starts at 7.00 pm.

For further details contact Robert Pumfrey BEM on  robert.pumfrey@btconnect.com.

Photo Gallery

Check out our photo gallery to give you an idea of what to expect at our event, more pictures will be added in the coming weeks.

A big thank you to those who have contributed so far



Merry Christmas!

The Committee of the Saffron Walden Crank Up wish you a very MERRY CHRISTMAS, and a happy and peaceful 2017!

See you on 13th & 14th May


Crank Up 2017 – Dates Announced!

The committee of the Saffron Walden Crank Up will be held next year on

Saturday and Sunday, 13th and 14th May 2017

Keep an eye on this website for further details!


The Countdown Begins


We’re looking forward to seeing you next weekend!  The first of our steam exhibits arrived on site today 🙂

Extra Steam Entry

We’re pleased to announce that the Chairman of the East Anglian Traction Engine Society, Andrew Waling, is bringing his Foster showman’s tractor to this year’s Crank Up.  This engine, known as “Lord of the Isles” was new to Tucker’s of Loughborough for hauling bricks, before going to showman Albert Holland of Swadlincote.  She attended the first EATEC event at Saling in 1955, in the ownership of Darbys of Sutton.   She has been in Andrew’s family since the early 1960s.

Lord of the Isles

Miniature Steam

savageThe Crank Up doesn’t only celebrate full time steam of course, we also have a stunning assortment of miniature steam engines booked to attend.  Often built by the owners, these engines are of the very highest standard and give you an opportunity to see up close how a steam engine works.

We have Burrell, Foden, Foster, Mc Laren and Savage examples entered.  Among the rarer examples are a Dodman and a Coulson and Wear chain drive engine!