[ The Lingfield Steam and Country Show - August 2005 ]
The Lingfield Steam and Country
Show is now established at the Blue Anchor show site but seemed to be
somewhat smaller this year. The following photos are by Tony
Oakes and Bozi Mohacek, who has also provided some text.
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The Lingfield Steam Fair has always been
known for a good display of Steam Traction Engines, Steam Rollers
and Steam Lorries, and this year was no exception, possibly a few less.
It has been drawn to my attention that the original Lingfield Steam Fair
which used to be at Pond Farm, and which was originally the Redhill
Steam Fair, has now regenerated again as the Redhill Steam Fair.
This is now a different event to the Lingfield show and is back at
the original ground in Redhill a week or so after this showr in August. It was also nice to note that the SVVS has consolidated its vintage car
details of SVVS attendances at the bottom of this report.
I dont have the current catalogue to hand so I dont have the exact list
of engines that attended. Probably similar to last year which included a
1903 Burrell SCC "Buller" followed by a 1909
Burrell "Princess Royal", 1909 Aveling & Porter GND "Daisy",
1910 Fowler A5 Road Loco "The Smuggler", 1913 Aveling & Porter Steam Roller, 1914 Aveling & Porter 10 ton Steam Roller "Hengist",
1922 Stanley Steam car, 1925 Foden C type Steam Wagon and trailer,
the 1925 Albion Fowler Roller, 1925 Wallis & Stevens Roller
"Sir John", 1929 Sentinel Superior "Shrewsbury
Knave", 1930 Fowler 10 ton Roller "Lady Janet", and a 1932 Aveling & Porter
Road Roller "Heather Rose". There were also a very much larger
number of scale and mini steamers.
The military section appeared bigger this year and had a lot of interesting
exhibits. Rifles, machine guns, rocket launchers and other killing
implements galore ! Didn't see a tank this year though.
The Fun Fair was there as usual as was the Beer Tent and the Autojumble.
The Commercial section seemed to have fewer lorries and vans and the car
section was also uncrowded. In amongst them was the rather lovely
Citroen 'shooting brake', probably a conversion on the 'camionette'.
The SVVS had its usual roped-off area. On Saturday we had ten cars,
same as last year. Not sure how many came on Sunday but
indications were that there were more. The weather on Saturday was
cool and overcast unlike the baking heat of last year. Sunday was a bit
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