The Easter Steam Up & Road Run 2003
New venue - what a success. Due to lack of space at our old venue, this year's Steam Up moved to a new home at The Fox Inn, Matching Tye. A very good move too, with more space and with delightful village surroundings.
Saturday's weather forecast was quite wrong (unusual that, eh?) and was overcast and windy, however this didn't stop too many people from coming out. Sunday's forecast was also wrong but fortunately it was a warm and sunny day, pushing visitor attendance to we believe the most we have had before. The military display was particularly good this year and larger grounds meant they were better positioned. Stationary engines exhibits were too, better represented. Eric Gammer with his display of eagles drew much interest.
This year saw the debut of Mick Cox's 6" scale Foden tipper lorry and a return to the rally circuit of a 1934 Sentinel S8 wagon "The Shrewsbury Flyer", exhibited by Nigel Underwood and David Roberts. Also returning this year after several years of absence was the 1904 Fowell traction engine "The Abbot".
Thanks to Mark Worbey for some the pictures.
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