The International Steam Pages
Abergavenny Steam Rally (25th - 26th May, 2014)
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 2014.
Abergavenny is a 'small rally' based in Bailey Park in the heart of the town. For the second day, we begged a lift off my son who was down for the weekend but had only a short visit as he had to get back home. The park was a sea of mud from recent rain and most of the road engines were parked up on a tree lined drive, none was able to move except for the road run which they had performed as is traditional on the previous morning. Nevertheless, other exhibitors were not seriously affected, the atmosphere was good and the car park was full by the time we left. We'd certainly like to give it a try another time although necessarily most of the steam engines were familiar. I believe normally there would be a saw bench and threshing machines demonstrated.
Details below were taken from the engines and also David Collidge's Steam Scenes site http://www.steamscenes.org.uk/ which continues to be the most reliable source of information.
Rob and Yuehong Dickinson