Bassingbourn pub’s fourth steam fair spectacular is most successful to date
PUBLISHED: 08:31 20 May 2016
Steam engine enthusiasts alighted at a pub in Bassingbourn at the weekend for their annual steam fair spectacular.
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.
Steam at The Hoops in Bassingbourn
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
This was the fourth steam event that landlord of The Hoops, Russsell Wollaston, has organised. Picture: Clive Porter
This rare American 1901 Locomobile is owned by Geoff and Annamarie Scott-Coomber, seen here with Dachshund, Chip. Picture: Clive Porter
Spectators came to Bassingbourn to check out the steam engines at The Hoops pub. Picture: Clive Porter
Spectators admiring the many steam exhibits on show at The Hoops in Bassingbourn. Picture: Clive Porter
Doug and Bev Fleet from Chelmsford, Essex with their 4" scale model of a Burrell Scenic Showman's engine. Picture: Clive Porter
Paul Worbey, of Stotfold, owns this unique 1912 Garrett 3 ton Steam Wagon, which took him 14 years to refurbish. Picture: Clive Porter
“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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