Rushden Cavalcade

We popped into the local show yesterday, weather was blustery but mild, and fine
for walking round.
Saw Len Gillings in the engine line-up, he has sold his vertical National and
now has a very nice 1920's Anderson vertical which he has restored. The engine
originated from the antipodes, one of three I think he said that were brought
over to the UK a year or so ago.
Hugh Stannard's Shanks engine was there, running very nicely, but we didn't see
Hugh in the couple of passes we made of the engine line.
Not much else of note, this is a very mixed show after all, but a MAN 6X6 troop
carrier was quite impressive, the military vehicle entries seem to grow with
each year, and it was interesting comparing the older AEC army stuff with the
more modern equivalents.
After watching the falconry display I had a chance (invitation by the handler)
to get inside their compound afterwards and take some close-up pictures of the
birds, very nice and quite different to photographing machinery....
Peter & Rita Forbes
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That's one rally I have never felt welcome at especially at the old site, spent my day yesterday at Shuttleworth college at a classic car show looking for bits and information, don't worry Stationary engines are still my first love but I have always has a classic vehicle as well, didn't find many parts but got lots of info.
Martin P
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The new site is much better, it is flat and there is more room. The old site was on a slope on three sides and was bounded by streams/gullies which made it difficult to expand.
Beaulieu is best for car parts, especially the big auto-jumble at the end of the summer.
Been a couple of times, even found some stationary engine stuff there....
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