Steam and Tractors
May 21, 2011
|An early start and we drive to Belvoir Castle to attend a Steam and Tractor Show.
Flat land as far as you can see – called the Fens. Very productive land that is actually below sea level.
Once again huge crowds and dozens of activities – a lovely sunny day with the ever present wind.
Steam engines galore looking splendid in their paintwork and shiny brass – small miniatures put-putting away and dozens of the larger variety, some operating machinery such as hay balers, others obviously for use in roadworks etc.
Lots of old trucks, caravans, vintage cars and small engines. The usual side shows and retail stalls.
Hundreds of tractors – this particular show highlighting Massey Ferguson, however many other brands.
Quite a number of David Brown and Case tractors. David is given the chance to drive a cropmaster in one of the tractor parades. Still haven’t got the smile off his face.
Astonishing sound when all the steam engines blow their horns at the same time – just deafening.
A great day – we finally leave and drive to Spilsby near Skegness where we have dinner with a couple on our Moroccan tour. A great evening.
A hour and a half drive back home – tired but happy