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


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!

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.