Steam Section Update

Our Steam Secretary has been in touch to tell us some of the steam engines we can look forward to seeing at this year’s Crank Up:

Paul Whipps is returning with his Wallis Tractor

Jenny Baxter with her Fowler Roller

Nick Allen and family with the Aveling & Porter roller “William”

From Richard Parrott’s collection, the Burrell “Princess Royal”


The Pumfrey family’s Ruston “Success”

Peter Richardson’s Foden D-Type tractor “Perseverance”

Phil Starling exhibiting S. Haylock’s Ransomes traction engine “Chieftain”

New for this year is Geoff Scott-Comber with this smart Fowler

And the oldest Clayton traction engine owned by the Philp family from Castle Hedingham.



We also have two steam cars attending


Today, we have added the first sponsor’s advert for this year to the website –

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

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