Woolpit Steam

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WOOLPIT STEAM

Saturday 1st & Sunday 2nd June 2024

With just a week and a half to go, the organisers of Woolpit Steam are pleased to announce the return of the 1908 Marshall traction engine "Old Nick" which is appearing following a lengthy overhaul. Used for contract thrashing in Oxfordshire until 1940 and then for wood sawing in Yorkshire, it was acquired by the late Ernie Eagle in 1986, and is now being shown by his son Andrew. In the pre–1930 tractor section we are hoping to have on display a 1916 International Mogul tractor which worked in the Saxmundham area. Slightly newer, but equally uncommon is the 1935 Lanz model L which was new to a farmer in Wyverstone and should be returning to the county for the first time in nearly 60 years. For the stationary engine enthusiast the section is likely to number 75 in total with several being over 100 years old. Many will be presented doing what they were originally designed for by driving an array of mills, pumps, dynamos and other machinery. This section includes the Bamford line shafting display where one engine is powering multiple machines for preparing feed for livestock. The wood sawing display which has examples of steam, tractor and stationary engine driven saws producing planks, posts and fire wood will remind people how things used to be done. Nearby a large Caterpillar bulldozer will be demonstrating its power and performance leveling soil. Anybody who witnessed this last year will know what an amazing sight and sound it is. A varied display of vintage cars, motorcycles, commercial and military vehicles will complete the display of pre-1965 equipment. For the bargain hunters looking for a gift or that elusive spare part there are over 40 craft, trade and auto jumble stalls to tempt you. There is also hot and cold food, licensed bar and ice creams. Mike Rule will be providing his ever popular Steam Gallopers and big wheel. These will be supported by side stalls, Punch & Judy and a full ring programme on both days to keep the family entertained.

line drawing of tractor and plough

Warren Farm, Wetherden, Suffolk. IP14 3JX

Directions

A14 eastbound, junction 47a (from Bury St. Edmunds)

A14 westbound, junction 49 (from Ipswich)

Featuring:

  • Steam Engines, Tractors and working demonstrations

  • Vintage cars, motorbikes & commercial vehicles

  • Stationary engines

  • Vintage & modern fairground

ADMISSION

Saturday - Adults £8.00, Children £2.00
Sunday - Adults £9.00, Children £2.00

Opening times: 09:00 - 17:00