We’d like to say a big Thank You to everybody that supported the Crank Up this year. It was a great success due to the efforts of many people including the exhibitors, helpers, sponsors and visitors!
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.
The 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!
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.
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.
The committee of the Saffron Walden Crank Up would like to wish you all a very happy Easter.
If you fancy a steam fix over the weekend, visit the Easter steam Up:
Or, slightly further afield, you could visit the “Festival of Steam and Transport” at the Chatham Historic Dockyard: