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Speech House Vintage Show, (10th September, 2017)

This is one of a series of pages which I have uploaded to illustrate facets of steam rallies we have attended in the UK. Such events occur all over the country in the summer months, they are easily found by using your favourite search engine and may have anything between a handful of steam engines and hundreds (as at the Great Dorset Steam Fair which could probably be fairly described as having an excess of riches). Click here for the overall 2017 index.


After my 2015 visit I wrote "This is a relatively new event, in terms of steam it's not so much a small rally as a mini one, being mainly internal combustion orientated and without space for maybe more than half a dozen steam road engines. The venue is splendid, the grounds beside the historic Speech House in the heart of the Forest of Dean and with it being a one day event there is no room for error with the weather."

For 2017, the number of engines was slightly larger owing to some being in the area for the event a week later at the Perrygrove Railway near Coleford. There was no possibility of any steam engine movement as it had rained hard in the week before the show and there was some drizzle on the day too. On such a day it was surprising to see as many visitors as there were  However, there was just one steam engine which did move. This was the unique Trotter steam roller, built a few miles from the show site and which had recently been returned to steam after many years in store at the back of the Gloucester Folk Museum. It was well worth the cycle ride to see it running and I would like to give a special word of thanks to Jez Kirkwood whose persistence 'liberated' the roller and whose hard work has got it back running again.

Steam Rollers

Maker

Number

Registration

Notes

  

Aveling and Porter

10997/1924 MO 3687 Steam Scenes Link 
Abergavenny Rally 2014 Picture  
Marcle Rally 2014 Picture 
Stoke Prior Rally 2014 Picture 
Abergavenny Rally 2015 Picture 
Marcle Rally 2015 Picture 

 
Aveling and Porter

11448/1926

NP 7791 "Alfie"
Steam Scenes Link  
Welland Rally 2013 Picture 
Welland Rally 2014 Picture 
Welland Rally 2015 Picture 
Speech House Show 2015 Picture 
Welland Rally 2016 Picture 
Welland Rally 2017 Picture 
Welland Rally 2018 Picture 
Speech House Show 2018 Picture 

General Engines

Maker

Number

Registration

Notes

 

Advance

14921/ca 1920

Welland Rally 2013 Picture 
Shrewsbury Rally 2013 Picture 
Abergavenny Rally 2014 Picture 
Kelsall Rally 2014 Picture 
Welland Rally 2014 Picture 
Shrewsbury Rally 2014 Picture 
Welland Rally 2015 Picture 
Welland Rally 2016 Picture 
Hay Rally 2016 Picture 
Welland Rally 2017 Picture 
Shrewsbury Rally 2017 Picture 
Weeting Rally 2018 Picture 
Welland Rally 2018 Picture 
Shrewsbury Rally 2018 Picture 
Speech House Show 2018 Picture 
Stoke Row Rally 2019 Picture 
 
Aveling and Porter 7271/1911 D 5883 Steam Scenes Link  
Fawley Hill Rally 2014 Picture 
Strawberries and Steam Rally 2014 Picture 
Woodcote Rally 2014 Picture 
South Cerney Rally 2014 Picture 
South Cerney Rally 2015 Picture 
Fawley Hill Rally 2016 Picture 
Welland Rally 2016 Picture 
South Cerney Rally 2016 Picture 
Trevithick Day 2017 Picture 
Welland Rally 2017 Picture 
Welland Rally 2018 Picture 
South Cerney Rally 2018 Picture 
Great Dorset Steam Fair 2018 Picture 
Speech House Show 2018 Picture 
Trevithick Day 2019 Picture 
 

Foden

13762/1930

VN 2911 Steam Scenes Link  
Marcle Rally 2013 Picture 
Hay Rally 2013 Picture  
Abergavenny Rally 2014 Picture 
Marcle Rally 2014 Picture 
Abergavenny Rally 2015 Picture 
Marcle Rally 2015 Picture 
Marcle Rally 2016 Picture 
Boconnoc Fair 2016 Picture 
Hay Rally 2016 Picture 
Trevithick Day 2017 Picture 
Marcle Rally 2017 Picture 
Speech House Show 2018 Picture 
 
Marshall 73901/1920 NO 1213 "Princess Mary" 
Steam Scenes Link 
South Cerney Rally 2013 Picture 
Banbury Rally 2014 Picture 
South Cerney Rally 2014 Picture 
Torbay Rally 2015 Picture 
Cornish Fair 2015 Picture 
Torbay Rally 2018 Picture 
Great Dorset Steam Fair 2018 Picture 
Banbury Rally 2019 Picture 
 
Ransomes, Sims and Jefferies 27524/1918 E 5213 "Jesse"
Steam Scenes Link
 
Welland Rally 2013 Picture  
Hay Rally 2013 Picture 
Shrewsbury Rally 2013 Picture
Abergavenny Rally 2014 Picture  
Welland Rally 2014 Picture 
Speech House Show 2018 Picture 

Trotter's Roller

Today was very much a Kirkwood family affair. There are two short YouTube videos available, bear in mind that these were taken with my still camera:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DXlXjV-_DJg 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EAnKu1Afy60 


If you like this sort of thing then try David Collidge's Steam Scenes http://www.steamscenes.org.uk/


Rob and Yuehong  Dickinson

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