Had a brief visit this morning, we had to go to Stoke, Crewe and Salford before
we finally turned south again to Astle.
Not that many people there, was the first impression, weather was grumpy but
mild, we had a few spots of rain while there, so that may have kept the paying
Quite a few interesting engines this year, and a large Dutch contingent with
engines that we recognised from Nuenen.
Spoke with Kim, Dan Howden, Len Gillings, PTFE. David McCreath, saw a few
familiar faces, but as we were on a bit of a flier, we had to leave before 2pm,
got home after 4pm.
Dan reckoned that the unofficial count for the Saturday was 560 engines, a long
way down on the 1000 target, but that number may increase on the official count
Peter & Rita Forbes
13 years ago