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:: [ 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. Please click on any thumbnail picture below to see the full size picture. To return to the thumbnails please click the Explorer "Back" arrow (top left of screen). Pictures have been prepared for speed of loading, and the page to be viewed at 800 x 600. 

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 paddock. Further details of SVVS attendances at the bottom of this report. 

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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.

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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. 

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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'. 

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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 better.

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