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|Pickering Steam Rally|
|Some of the showman's engines lined up at Pickering on the Saturday evening in the Fairground area|
|Promoter|| Events & Exhibitions Ltd (in 2009)|
|Date held on||August|
| Attendance numbers|
|Next Event Date||2011 (new operator)|
|First Event was held in (year)||?|
|Last Event was held in (year)||2009(possibly)|
|No. of years held||?|
|New owner has taken on the showground & a new promoter is proposing to run the rally for 2010|
|Events Web Site||www.pickeringsteam.com|
The Pickering Steam Rally is held each August at The Showground at Pickering in North Yorkshire, England. The Event was organised by the Events and Exibitions Ltd and is one of a number of commercial rallies (as opposed to club & charity events). The Event has been hosted for the last few years by The Pickering Showground, located on the edge of Pickering Town on the edge of the the North Yorkshire Moors National Park. The Rally was previously run by The Events Office Ltd for several years. Prior to that it was was run by several other groups having started as a get together early on in the history of steam rallies by a few engine owners in the 1960s.
The site is a large multi-field site with some permanent infrastruct in the form of the Modern Northern Events Arena. The whole area is sheltered by trees and is adjacent to the Main Malton to Pickering Road.
2009 Event newsEdit
The 2009 event is one of the biggest to date and was billed as the biggest 4 day show in the country of this type. This was the 57th event held, making it one of the longest running steam fair events, but sadly this may have been the last due to the high costs of staging such events and financial problems with the previous & current promoters.
2009 event exhibitsEdit
Some of the highlights are listed below with lists of the exhibits Exhibit classes included:
- Steam engines & Miniature steam
- Several Working areas
- 3 Show rings
- Commercial vehicles
- Fairground rides, Stalls and Fairground Organs with Steam and modern rides.
- Vintage Cars
- Motor & Pedal cycles
- Vintage Horticultural machinery
- Trade stalls & Auto jumble
- Collectable Models
- Stationary Engines
- Clubs stand for various organisations
- Craft displays & stands in the indoor Arena.
- Beer tent and Stage with several acts over the 4 days
- A selection of catering vans and another Beer tent in the fairground area
2009 Steam enginesEdit
Exhibit no's not quoted as non displayed in some sections or listed.
The line up was billed as 90 engines !!
Fairground and OrgansEdit
- List to follow
Music was provided around the site with a large turnout of fairground organs spread around the site.
- 98 key Limonaire Organ
- others to add here.
Commercial & Military vehiclesEdit
A number of interesting vehicles were present. A good line up of Scammels and some other rare or unique models were present. The Organisation (layout) of some areas looked a bit disjointed with Vans and light commercials mixed in with the Large trucks.
The Military vehicles were in a separate area by the tractors away from the Commercials ? and had plenty of spare space by them, but were cut off from the two main rings.
Details to follow once steam sorted
- (photos to follow later) And a few others trucks besides.
The Tractor display was quite large but some disappeared after the Parade mid after noon. The layout was better for taking photos than some shows, but the order of the exhibits was only partially structured as exhibits were in some groupings and others were randomly mixed up, but were not packed too tight in the main as is usually the case.
A selection of the few I did get to follow.
|entry no.||Make||Model no. / type||Reg no.||Serial no. (if known)||year built||Owner||Photo||Misc info|
|?||County||County Super-4||Reg no. ?||County no. ?||?||owner ?||150px]]||Fitted with winch|
|Add any other tractors from this event above here in Entry no order / ABC by make if no number|
|add more entries||by copying block||below and||pasting in||between entries||
|-||Make||Model no.||Reg no. ?||Serial no||Year||Owner ?||150px]]|
Plant and other working demonstrationsEdit
- VET display
- Aveling Barford roller
- Bristol Taurus
- Caterpillar D4
- JCB Hydra-Digger
- Priestman Lion dragline from WWII
- Ruston-Bucyrus RB 22 dragline
- LaAnson Crushers dispolay
- Aveling Barford roller
- Stothert & Pitt pedestrian roller
- Pegson crushers
- Mortor carts
- Paddies motorbike (rammers)
- Opperman Motocart
- collection of authentic hand tools, signs etc as used by a 1950 streetworks gang
- Timber yard demonstration
Several sawmill demonstrations powered by steam
- Farmyard demonstration
- 3 steam powered threshing sets were working
- Balers powered by tractor
- Milling machinery also belt powered.
Exhibits that attended in 2008 include:
- add details of earlier events here please
- List of steam fairs
- Shows and Meets
- Clubs Listing
References / sourcesEdit
- official web site(new operators)
Traction talk Forum - For discussions on this and other rallies