Full steam ahead for Weeting rally weekend

The Rt.Hon Baroness Shephard of Northwold ENGANL00120120827141209
The Rt.Hon Baroness Shephard of Northwold ENGANL00120120827141209
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The Weeting Steam Engine Rally and Country Show, held at Fengate Farm, opens today.

Gates for the three-day extravaganza, now in its 47th year, will open at 10am and Baroness Gillian Shephard will officially open the rally at 2pm tomorrow.

There will be daily parades of steam engines, fire engines, classic cars, tractors, motorcycles, heavy horses and more, as well as working demonstrations of road making, stone crushing, steam threshing and milling and wood sawing.

Making sure there is something for everyone, there will also be helicopter and tank rides, a fairground, mini railway, craft and trade stands and a bar and restaurant tent.

Music will be provided by Dr Busker and The Cleaving Heevages tonight and Heathen and Nigel ‘Boy’ Syer tomorrow.

Banham Zoo will attend with their heavy horses and mascots in the heavy horses and main ring, while there will be a dedicated dog agility ring.

There will also be dog and duck show displays in the main ring over the weekend.

Weeting Steam Engine Rally is a registered charity and the main aim is to educate in the subjects of manufacture, history, use and conservation of all types of vintage steam-driven engines and vintage vehicles.

A Total Giving page has been set up for donations with the aim of putting on a grand show for the 50th anniversary.

A campsite is available, along with free parking and free entry for under-16s, while schools go free today.