Little Weighton Steam and Vintage Rally 2017

June 28, 2017  •  Leave a Comment

On the 24th and 25th June 2017, Cowlam Farm in Little Weighton, East Yorkshire held it's annual Steam and Vintage Rally weekend. This was an event I never knew about, and only found out when I was searching the internet to see if there were any events happening over the weekend.

The event was advertised as having steam tractors large and small, vintage cars, commercial vehicles, organs, stalls and refreshments, and they didn't disappoint.

The location was easy to get too and was well sign posted which sometimes often doesn't happen with events, and there was plenty of space for parking. The price was reasonable too. £4 per adult and 50p per child. 

As soon as you walk in you were greeted with the smell of smoke from the large steam tractor engines that were on display. All of these machines were well looked after, and you can tell that the owners and their families enjoyed maintaining these machines.

Steam Tractor EngineSteam Tractor EngineSteam tractor engine at Little Weighton Steam and Vintage Rally 2017 at Cowlam Farm.

To the left you had the refreshment room, and a barn with the car boot sale. There was also another barn just past this area which held a model boat exhibition which also had some sand outside for children to play in.

As you walked past these barns you entered a field which contained the commercial vehicles, tractors and had another smaller field which had some military vehicles. I did have a feeling that maybe not all the vehicles had arrived as there seemed to be a large space in the middle of the field as if that is where some more exhibits should have been. Around the field you had some smaller craft stalls. There was a nice collection of commercial vehicles on display in very good condition. We had vehicles from R.Towse, R Cripps & Co Ltd , B.K Chatburn and Reader Brothers Ltd. 

The middle field contained a selection of stalls, arts and crafts, entertainment for the children, miniature steam power engines used to pump water while others were showing you the workings of the engine. This field also held the cars from EYTCC who were attending the event, a large organ on a trailer and a display of wood cutting featuring a very simple yet effect design.

As you walked into the far field, this was where the miniature steam tractor engines were kept along with their owners who were also camping on the site. Visitors had the opportunity to get up close to these engines, speak to the owners or just watch as the owners got their engines prepared to drive around the site.

Sadly there were a few things I missed as I was unaware that they were taking place as I couldn't find the information boards, but later found out that I walked past the boards which were near the main barn. My own fault.

Overall this was a nice little event for the price. Nice location, well spread out with something for everyone. Sometimes I can visit a event and find either there is not much on display or you pay over the odds for nothing. The organiser of this event can be proud.

Below is a vlog from my visit to this event which you can also watch on my You Tube channel. If you have not visited my You Tube channel please click here and also please subscribe to my channel so you can be notified on all my future uploads.

 

 


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