Today we went to the Much Marcle Steam Rally. Much Marcle means three things to me. It’s where Weston’s Cider is made, it’s adjacent to where my father in law was born and lived his young life and it’s where Fred West lived and buried his first wife and child. (in the Finger Post field)
It’s sort of in the back of beyond but near to the M50 and if ever a place was rural, then this is it.
We arrived for Mike to open the Rally and he was invited to enter the ring on Lord Lascelles, considered the finest Traction Engine in the world.
Here are some of the other exhibits
Good to see that it's not just old men that have a love for these machines.
Not everything is exclusively steam, there is room for petrol,
and even paraffin,
oh, and not forgetting pedal power.
But my favourites were the farm machinery.
I loved the way two Traction Engines pulled this plough up the field, with two extra people for ballast.
I remember a combine harvester like this on the farm where I used to spend my school holidays, this one is from 1963!! It makes me feel a bit of an antique!
It was one of the best days out we have had in a long time.
It continues tomorrow, 20th July, if you are near enough to visit.
And next weekend is the Welland Steam Rally (next to the Malvern 3 Counties Showground) which is even bigger. 25th, 26th & 27th