Monday, 6 May 2013

Day 6 - Bank Holiday Fun

Day 6 of rosalilium’s 'blog every day in May' challenge

Bank Holiday Fun

(It's a long weekend! What are your favourite ways to enjoy the extra long weekend off work?)


The early May Bank Holiday for us is usually spent at our first steam rally of the year - Abbey Hill Steam Rally at Yeovil, Somerset.

This year however, with bits of engine all over the place, it was fairly clear several weeks ago that Andrew's lorry wasn't going anywhere any time soon.

So our main bank holiday excursion was yesterday when we headed on down to Abbey Hill Steam Rally for the day and evening.

Spot the Dog at Abbey Hill Steam Rally
Sadly he's not ours - he's a lovely little dog called Spot belonging to a friend who owns a steam engine

Wye Valley Axemen at Abbey Hill Steam Rally
The Wye Valley Axemen in full swing

Abbey Hill Steam Rally
It's for sale - I told Andrew he couldn't have another one!

Alpacas at Abbey Hill Steam Rally
Alpacas happily munching

Abbey Hill Steam Rally
One of several showman's steam engines on display - called "Princess Victoria"

Abbey Hill Steam Rally
The inside workings of one of the showman's lorries - how fairground rides were powered years ago!

Abbey Hill Steam Rally
 
Abbey Hill Steam Rally

Abbey Hill Steam Rally
Just some of the myriad of curiosities for sale at the rally


What did you get up to for the bank holiday weekend?

 

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