The International Steam Pages
Wiltshire Steam and Vintage Rally, (10th - 11th, June 2017)
This is one of a series of pages which I have uploaded to illustrate facets of steam rallies we have attended in 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 overall index for 2017.
The Wiltshire Rally is at the 'small' end of the scale but has a superb setting (Rainscombe Park, Oare near Marlborough) with surrounding hills. We had visited this rally on a very damp day in 2016, when there was steam ploughing, steam threshing and a saw bench. This year it was disappointing to find a single steam saw bench and while the day started sunny, there was near complete cloud cover by 12.00 when we left. This was well before the scheduled parade in the main ring, unfortunately, there was very little movement and, with the rally field running up from south to north, many of the engines were parked up north facing...
If you like this sort of thing then try David Collidge's Steam Scenes http://www.steamscenes.org.uk/
Rob and Yuehong Dickinson