Woolpit Steam

Photo Gallery 3

Pictures from the 2004 Rally

Here is a rare Weyman & Co 'Trusty' Gas Engine built 1885. This was its first time ever at a show and was judged the overall winner of the stationary engine section by,

Mr Tom Rand (pictured left) presenting a trophy to Mr Dick Culley for his 'best open crank engine'. Mr Rand was Ruston & Hornsby agent in the village (Wetherden) where the rally is held. His son James also assists with the judging.

The winning 'Open Crank' engine, a Jumbo DA 5 hp.
Mr K. Hamer holding the shield for best 'Enclosed crank' engine which is a D.W. Onan 1943 Generator that looked and ran superbly.
The stationary engine section is always well supported; here is a varied row of 'Open crank' engines.
Tractors neatly lined up in the ring.
Three Allis Chalmers model 'B's getting a dusting over.
A 1938 Fordson N complete with a Blackstone potato digger.
Many makers plates from machinery etc from this fine collection.
This fine model warship sails on a pond specially built for the show by:-
The Saxon model boat club display, awaiting their turn on the pond
Despite the event being held on the 'D Day' weekend we still had a fine display of Military vehicles' in the ring.
Two more military vehicles camouflaged under the trees.
Bedford 8-ton lorry owned by Whitton and Frost, one of the shows sponsors.
'Lady Mary' Foden tractor unit shown by Mr Byford.
Another 'commercial' at this year's show was this Scammell showmans tractor 'Clara', owned by Mr. Cowlin.
A selection of the 50 vintage cars on show.
Many motor cycles attended, including this 'Vincent and Triumph'
One of a pair of 'Walsh and Clark 'oil' ploughing engines on show, owned by Museum of East Anglian Life at Stowmarket.
A 1924 Fordson F, just arrived on its trailer
Looking down the veteran tractor section which featured 10 pre 1925 exhibits. The 'Walsh and Clarks' can be seen in the background.
Veteran tractors in more detail, 1920 Saunderson G, 1916 International Mogul, 1917 International Titan and 1918 International Titan under restoration.
This rare 1918 Moline D which worked in East Suffolk is still under restoration.
A busy scene in the Bamford's machinery enclosure.
An overall view of the Bamford's machinery, also the steam section.
The smoke is rising 'just' as steam is raised on the Sunday morning.
Two Aveling & Porter steam rollers, a 5 nhp to the left and a 4 nhp to the right.
Oiling up ready to go on this Fowler 6 nhp steam engine 'The Countess'
Ruston & Proctor 8 nhp engine driving the working Ruston & Proctor 'Clover Huller', a very well turned out set up.
Mr Alcock receiving the trophy for winner of the slow race from the co-organiser Mr. G. Seeley. He is one of our sponsors and steered Mr. N. Taylor's engine to victory.
One for the women and children, this traditional Punch & Judy show was well received.

Photos numbered from left to right.

Photos taken by Mr. Glen Loveday, except for numbers 1, 6, 20, 21, 23, 25 & 29 which were taken by Mr. David Seeley.