Our Steam Secretary has been in touch to keep us up to speed with our steam entries, and he’s had a flurry of forms in!
Returning for the second year are East Anglian stalwart Will Childs with his Aveling Barford roller “Lady Helen” and the Reid family with their rare Clayton & Shuttleworth steam roller. Society magazine editor Jenny Baxter is bringing her smart Fowler T3 roller “Firefly”, which debuted in her ownership at last year’s Crank Up. Stephen Haylock’s Ransomes engine “The Chieftain” is also attending, in the care of Phil Starling, an engine that has lived in Essex for all its long life.
New for this year are Matt Garwood’s 1891 Aveling roller “The Old Girl”, seen here at Thurlow Rally 2011 (Photo C. Flack),
and the Worbey family’s Garrett overtype steam wagon. This engine was owned locally for a time by Taylor Brothers of Wimbish. Seen here at Bedfordshire Steam & Country Fayre 2014 (Photo: webmaster)