Thursday, 23 September 2021

Stoke Row celebrates Queen's 90th with steam

THOUSANDS of people attended the 35th annual Stoke Row Steam Rally at the weekend despite the showers and rival attractions

THOUSANDS of people attended the 35th annual Stoke Row Steam Rally at the weekend despite the showers and rival attractions.

The two-day event, which took place at Whitchurch Hill, featured several new attractions including a timber tractor parade featuring 13 timber lorries and 10 winch tractors.

The drivers gave a working display in which they unloaded the vehicles and demonstrated their wood-sawing skills.


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Dozens of steam engines, tractors, commercial vehicles, vintage, veteran and classic cars, military vehicles, motorbikes and stationary engines were on show.

Other attractions included displays of clog dancing and Scottish country dancing, live bands and a real ale marquee. A Hurricane from the Battle of Britain performed a flypast on Saturday afternoon.


A collection was taken throughout the weekend for the Helen and Douglas House hospice near Oxford.

Organiser Tony Waistell, of the Stoke Row Steam and Vintage Vehicle Club, said: “There was a wide range of exhibits and attractions. The timber tractor display was a real highlight and the flypast brought the showground to a standstill.

“Attendance was slightly down on last year because of the weather and all the Queen’s birthday parties but taking that into account we’re still very happy with the numbers. We’d like to thank all our visitors and exhibitors for their support.”

Next year’s rally will take place on June and 11.




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