All revved up for steam showcase

There was steam, coal, classic vehicles, dogs, games, and planes at the Hollowell Steam and Heavy Horse Show over the weekend.

Thousands of people turned out to the popular annual event held over both Saturday and Sunday.

MNCE Hollowell Steam Fair NNL-140607-160447009

MNCE Hollowell Steam Fair NNL-140607-160447009

The extravaganza, near the village of Hollowell, attracts visitors from across the country.

The key attraction was the various steam-powered machines as the show had more than 40 steam engines with other vehicles including steam rollers, traction engines, showman’s engines, agricultural engines, steam lorries and miniature steam engines.

Elsewhere there were other classics on display including tractors , cars, bubble cars and three-wheelers, Harley Davidsons and Honda Gold Wings, vintage buses, period caravans and 30 military vehicles. And once visitors had seen the machinery, there were heavy horses, a fair, pets corner, trade stalls, rural crafts, a dog show, music, displays and – last but not least – fly-pasts by a Spitfire and Hurricane from the Battle of Britain Memorial Flight.