Bassingbourn pub’s fourth steam fair spectacular is most successful to date

An Aveling Porter 1920 Steam Roller, previously used by Cambridge City Council for road repairs and

An Aveling Porter 1920 Steam Roller, previously used by Cambridge City Council for road repairs and now in the ownership of Nick Allan from Arrington since 1982, negotiates the Co-op corner in Melbourn en route for Bassingbourn. Picture: Clive Porter - Credit: Clive Porter

Steam engine enthusiasts alighted at a pub in Bassingbourn at the weekend for their annual steam fair spectacular.

Spectators came to Bassingbourn to check out the steam engines at The Hoops pub. Picture: Clive Port

Spectators came to Bassingbourn to check out the steam engines at The Hoops pub. Picture: Clive Porter - Credit: Clive Porter

Steam at The Hoops is in its fourth year, and landlord Russell Wollaston said it was their most successful event to date.

“It went very well,” Russell said. “We were very fortunate with the good weather and we were at full capacity.”

There was also a bouncy castle, a disco and a raffle and auction with proceeds going to Bassingbourn pensioners.

The rally was such a hit that the wheels are already in motion for the fifth fair in 12 months time.


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“Everyone seemed to enjoy themselves,” Russell added. “It takes weeks of hard work to put on an event like this, but we’re already planning for it to go ahead over the same weekend next year.”

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