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
- posted 15 years ago