Full steam ahead for show at Hollowell

One of the machines at Hollowell Steam Rally
One of the machines at Hollowell Steam Rally

IT WILL be full steam ahead as a show at Hollowell celebrates its 25th anniversary.

Attractions at The Hollowell Steam and Heavy Horse Show include a funfair, horses, helicopter rides dog show and live music which runs from 9am to 5pm on Saturday and Sunday.

There will be 52 steam engines on display at the show with many owners on hand to talk about the history of the machines. They include steam-powered tractors, rollers and wagons. There will be a fine selection of horses and a chance to learn about their involvement in industry in years gone by.

There’s also a selection of jazz, Caribbean and folk music with 10 acts over the 10 days. These include a band from Campion School, an RAF and scouts marching band, a steel band and Northampton Saints Jazz Band.

A full range of fun fair rides are available for younger visitors.

The arena has some high quality entertainment on offer with cheerleaders and a highwire show while children can have the chance to drive a steam engine around under supervision.

For animal lovers there will be plenty to see with alpacas, meerkats and birds of prey.

And if you think you have the best pooch, then there will be a chance to enter a dog show taking place on the Sunday, organised by Daventry Dog Training Club. Judges will be looking for the cutest dog, the most handsome and the one with waggiest tail among other categories.

For more information on the dog show contact Chris Owen on 0121 3844991 or marshbrooke48@aol.com.

The event raises money for local charities and has raised just under £1 million in the past 25 years and organisers are hoping to make the £33,000 from this year’s event to reach the milestone.

Entrance for the show, which runs between 9am and 5pm each day, costs £8 for adults and £4 for children. There is camping available for the show which costs £7 per night and is available from Friday afternoon through to Sunday evening.

For more information on the show, call 01604 505422 or visit www.hollowellsteam.co.uk.