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

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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!

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The Countdown Begins

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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.

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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!

Steam Update!

Our Steam Secretary has been in touch to let us know of a few more steam engines that are joining us at the Crank Up!

Keith Honour is bringing along his Burrell Showman’s Engine “Margaret”, which worked for the Thurston family of travelling showmen.   He is also hoping to bring his Marshall portable engine and saw bench!

We’re also welcoming back the Stanley Steam Car belonging to Bernard Green.  This was made in America and spent its life in Australia before coming to England.  A very interesting vehicle.

New to the Crank Up is the Aveling & Porter roller owned by Ryan Weston, which was formerly owned by the Leys School Steam Club in Cambridge, and has attended many East Anglian Club events over the years.

 

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Sponsors Welcome!

Are you an individual or business who might be interested in helping us by sponsoring this year’s Crank Up?

We have a number of packages available, to suit all pockets.  All sponsors receive tickets for the event, and have the opportunity to place banners and promotional materials around the event site.

Also, this year, you can purchase advertising in our event programme.

If you are interested, or would like to find out more, please don’t hesitate to contact us.

Working Demonstration

In addition to our fine display of steam engines, we are pleased to announce that Mr. Barry Peacock from Ely has kindly agreed to bring along his Davies stationary baler, so we can give an indication of one of the jobs these engines were used for in their working lives.

 

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