The International Steam Pages
Hay-on-Wye Steam Rally (14th August, 2016)
This is one of a series of pages I will be uploading to illustrate facets of steam rallies we have attended in our part of the UK. Such events occur all over the country in the summer months, they are easily found by using your favourite search engine and may have anything between a handful of steam engines and hundreds (as at the Great Dorset Steam Fair which could probably be fairly described as having an excess of riches). Click here for the index.
David Collidge's Steam Scenes website (http://www.steamscenes.org.uk/) is a fount of information and was a great help in compiling these pages.
The previous day I had been at Driffield and I decided to stop off on the way home as I had some deliveries to make in the town. Sadly the weather was dire, but at least it wasn't raining. I had known in advance that there would be no steam ploughing this time. Hay-on-Wye is a classic 'small show', held just outside the town. It makes limited appeal to the committed enthusiast and again there were just a round dozen engines in all and the one I had not seen previously was out of ticket and almost impossible to photograph.
The Advance was on a saw bench.
Rob and Yuehong Dickinson