Wednesday, 10 August 2016

March Steam Rally

DB visited this last Saturday. I chose not to go, not because I don't like such events but because I never want to spend as long there as he does and I feel guilty for rushing him around!

It was very hot apparently but he enjoyed himself. He wanted to stay to watch tractor pulling, but it kept getting delayed, so he came home.

Herewith some pictures:






Grand! He said there were lots of stalls, selling all kinds of things, including items for the house from the 40's and 50's, which once upon a time, we would have bought, but no more.

It made me think, that in the event of some worldwide catastrophe, these machines would be able to cope.

10 comments:

  1. Glad he enjoyed the day. I happened to drive past the end of the road to that show on Saturday and once upon a time, the late FH would have been dragging me in to something like that!

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    1. Well, I do still enjoy it but not as often.

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  2. Ooh, that little Isetta brings back memories. My mum had one, she and I used to go all over the place in it. It was impossible to fit dad in at the same time, so it was his car for family outings and the Isetta for 'girly' days out!
    I wish she'd kept it, good condition models are selling for an absolute fortune now!

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    1. If only we had known, but if we had, maybe they wouldn't be worth so much.

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  3. A few years ago we went to a threshing bee in a small town across the border in the US. It really was fascinating to see all the old machinery working and being driven.

    God bless.

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    1. Interesting isn't it how we constantly move on but enjoy looking back to the old days.

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  4. I am sure those machines would outlast anything modern; as you say in the event of a catastrophe head for steam museum! The males in my family can spend hours and hours just looking and breathing in the smells.

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    1. Glorious things and a unique smell.

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  5. I'm sure they would be able to cope - what amazing machines!

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    1. Gentle giants, I remember steam road rollers when I was very small.

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