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Grand Henham Steam Rally, (16 - 17th September, 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 2017 index.


Continuing our theme of taking every chance to visit some of the smaller steam rallies, we decided to visit Grand Henham as we have friends to stay with nearby and it would also allow a visit to the excellent Long Shop Museum at nearby Leiston. Looking from afar, it might seem strange to 'compete' with the mega show at Old Warden but in fact that is a mere 100 miles away. This rally has been shrinking steamwise in recent years but judging by reports for 2016, this year reversed that trend, very welcome as there aren't too many significant rallies in Norfolk and Suffolk beyond Weeting and Strumpshaw. However, it seems that the 2015 event which was actually held in Ipswich would have been the one to attend as it was a Garrett special with slightly more engines overall than I saw here.

Saturday's weather was mixed, there was some sun around midday but as all the engines faced south it was no help as it was more or less head on. Afterwards there was a heavy shower and it remained overcast for some time before the sun returned briefly. By then the crowds had melted away but most engines being parked up together, the choice of angle tended to be limited. My camera did not take kindly to the rain and I was very grateful to Yuehong for lending me her IPhone, the camera function of which more than did the job (80% of these pictures are from it). The grand parade was held under leaden skies and a photographic write off. We were out walking on the Sunday with our (non-steam) friends, there was quite a lot of sun around and equally more showers, I resisted the temptation to take a second bite but I do hope the show got the attendance it deserved, there were plenty of the standard type of other attractions on offer.

All the road engines seen are based in East Anglia (the RH roller is a new arrival) and rarely seem to leave, at least to the rallies we have visited. Hence only one had I seen as much as three times before and that only because it had gone to the Allchin gathering at Hollowell in 2016. That, of course, is the pleasure to be got from making such a long journey.

Steam Rollers

Maker

Number

Registration

Notes

  

Aveling and Porter

10126/1922 FX 9651 "Sally" 
Steam Scenes Link  
Strumpshaw Rally 2016 Picture 

 
Aveling and Porter 10718/1923 NM 3825 "Percy" 
Steam Scenes Link 
Weeting Rally 2017 Picture 
 
Garrett 34265/1923 SV 4945 "Consuelo Allen"
SteamScenes Link
 (Name is wrong)
 
Ruston and Hornsby 115123/1922 XM 6374 Steam Scenes Link 
Weald of Kent Rally 2016 Picture 
Tinkers Park Rally 2018 Picture 
 
Wallis and Steevens 7861/1926 HO 6496 Steam Scenes Link 
 
Wallis and Steevens 7909/1927 "Duke of Ellington" 
Steam Scenes Link (None) 
Imported from Netherlands, January 2016 
Strumpshaw Rally 2016 Picture 

General Engines

Two of the engines were threshing and one working a saw bench. The good light was so fleeting that I didn't attempt to cover this.

Maker

Number

Registration

Notes

 
Allchin 1527/1911 CF 3650

"Felicity"
Steam Scenes Link 
Strumpshaw Rally 2016 Picture 
Hollowell Rally 2016 Picture 
Weeting Rally 2017 Picture 
Weeting Rally 2018 Picture 

 
Aveling and Porter 8384/1914 KT 2937 "Duke of Norfolk"
Steam Scenes Link 
 
Burrell 3125/1909 AF 4574 "Princess" 
Steam Scenes Link 
Strumpshaw Rally 2016 Picture 
Weeting Rally 2017 Picture 
Weeting Rally 2018 Picture 
 
Burrell 3249/1910 CT 3861 Steam Scenes Link 
Weeting Rally 2018 Picture 
 
Fowler   18074/1930 GS 1719 Steam Scenes Link 
Strumpshaw Rally 2016 Picture 
Weeting Rally 2017 Picture 
Weeting Rally 2018 Picture 
 
Marshall   75077/1922 BJ 7640 "Bessie" 
Steam Scenes Link
 
Weeting Rally 2017 Picture 
 
Wallis and Steevens   7497/1916 NO 4710 "Faith" 
Steam Scenes Link 
Strumpshaw Rally 2016 Picture 

Showman's Engines

Maker

Number

Registration

Notes

 
Burrell 3453/1913 AH 0117 "The May" 
Steam Scenes Link
 
Weald of Kent Rally 2016 Picture 
Great Dorset Steam Fair 2018 Picture 
 
Burrell 3789/1918 SW 742 "Princess Royal" 
Steam Scenes Link 
Strumpshaw Rally 2016 Picture 
Weeting Rally 2017 Picture 
Weeting Rally 2018 Picture 
 
Burrell 3865/1920 DH 2507 "No. 1" 
SteamScenes Link 
Welland Rally 2017 Picture 
Great Dorset Steam Fair 2018 Picture 
 
Robey 41492/1924 FE 5736 "Bathsheba"
SteamScenes Link  
Old Warden Rally 2013 Picture 

Wagons

Maker

Number

Registration

Notes

 
Foden 7926/1918 M9602 Steam Scenes Link 
 
Foden 13802/1930 VN 2912 "Santa Maria" 
Steam Scenes Link 
Strumpshaw Rally 2016 Picture 
Weeting Rally 2017 Picture 

Ploughing Engine

Maker

Number

Registration

Notes

 
Fowler 15237/1917 CF 3412 "Cissie"
SteamScenes Link
 
There is some confusion as the TER gives 15237 as 'Bessie' and 15236 as 'Cissie'.
Strumpshaw Rally 2016 Picture 

Portable Engine

Maker

Number

Registration

Notes

 
Marshall 45028/ca 1906 Weeting Rally 2017 Picture 

Centre Engines

Maker

Number

Notes

 

Savage 638/1895 See more pictures at Welland Rally 2013
 
Savage 657/1896 "Lydia Grace"
For Gallopers 
With organ engine 231/1881
Lincoln Rally 2013 Picture 
Old Warden Rally 2013 Picture 
Kettering Rally 2014 Picture 
Hollowell Rally 2015 Picture 
Banbury Rally 2016 Picture 
Hollowell Rally 2016 Picture 
Driffield Rally 2016 Picture
Lincoln Rally 2016 Picture 
Hollowell Rally 2017 Picture 
Rempstone Rally 2017 Picture 
Weeting Rally 2017 Picture 

Steam Car

Notes

 
A Clark replica built in 2000 according to the programme.

If you like this sort of thing then try David Collidge's Steam Scenes http://www.steamscenes.org.uk/


Rob and Yuehong  Dickinson

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