The dates for our 30th Anniversary Steam Fair are August 5th, 6th and 7th. 2016
This years Steam Fair,our 30th Anniversary, once again looks like breaking previous records.
Showmans Road Run
On Friday morning 5th August we are planning aroad run from Painton sea front to the Showground at Churston. The Showmans engines will be hauling box trailers and will leave Paignton at approximately 11 am. Arrival at the showground should be at 12pm.
Entries this year are at a record high and with a rearrangement of the showground there should be an interest for everyone.
Our Farming through the ages theme in field no 2 was such a success last year that we are going ahead again with the same theme.
A first for Torbay Steam Fair and an unusual site on a Rally field will be the appearance of a 1400 Class Steam Locomotive, No 1420, which belongs to the South Devon Railway. These locos used to run from Churston Station, only 200 yards from our site, to Brixham and were nicknamed the "Brixham Whippet". We are very grateful to the South Devon Railway for allowing 1420 to visit, she is just starting a complete overhaul. As a thank you we are seeking sponsors to help towards the overhaul costs. If you would like to be a sponsor please email us for details. The South Devon Railway is a Heritage Railway mostly run by volunteers.
We are hoping to bring 1420 back again after her overhaul so visitors can see what a great job the workforce at Buckfastleigh can achieve.
More details will follow shortly.
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