Age of steam at rally

Hollowell Steam Rally
Hollowell Steam Rally
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The bygone age of steam engines will be celebrated at the Hollowell Steam and Heavy Horse Show this weekend.

More than 40 steam engines will be on display alongside a wide variety of fun activities for the entire family.

Weather permitting, the organisers are hoping for a flypast from a BBMF DAKOTA plane.

A selection of vintage vehicles will be parading around the main arena at the rally.

These include tractors, cars, lorries and buses, motor bikes, military vehicles and more.

For the younger visitors, there will be a full of range of fun fair rides such as dodgems, the big wheel, hoopla, swing boats and inflatable slides.

The heavy horse section is again well represented, the second ring will hold demonstrations of not only equestrian interests but also items from pet’s corner such as dog teams pulling buggies and the Mules, new stars from last year.

The sounds of jazz, caribbean and folk music will be coming from a number of different acts including Northampton Saints Jazz Band, Raunds Temperance Band, Richard Parker, Campion School Band, Grafton Scout Band and the Bateria Acid Samba Band.

There will also be a fun dog show with a number of different categories inlcuding Hollywood Babe, Childstar, Star of the Silver Screen, Golden Oldie, Most Handsome and Best Condition.

For further details about the dog show and entry prices, contact Chris Owen on 0121 3844991.

Demonstrations, helicopter rides, reptiles, shooting, military vehicles and arts and crafts will also be available at the rally.

It is the 27th year the steam rally has been running and the event has raised more than a million pounds.

The proceeds have been donated to a number of different local charities over the last quarter of a century.

The gates open between 9am and 5.30pm on both days. Tickets for the show cost £8 for adults and £4 for children.

For further information about the rally or to book tickets call 01604 505422 or visit www.hollowellsteam.com.