We had such good time at The Balls Cross Rally over the weekend, the weather was great and people came along to join us. The field was full of exhibits from classic and vintage cars, tractors, stationary engines, motorbikes and of course steam engines.
Although this is a smaller steam rally there were still 5 engines there of all different types, Foden Wagon, Fowler Roller, 2 Burrell traction engines and of course Marshall traction engine “Victoria”, who was joined by Colin the Teddy Bear. As we sat, having our tea on Saturday evening, another traction engine turned up, another Marshall, although this one was red. An excellent turn out of exhibits.
It was a great weekend, Victoria again met lots of her old friends and made some new ones. Colin had a great weekend too.
This weekend coming Victoria will once again be on the road and returning to Hampshire, if you see us give us a wave.
Below are a few pictures of the engines that were there.
Picture taken from the steps of the living van looking through to the next field where there was a photo shoot being set up
Fowler Steam Roller
Burrell traction engine "William The Second" owned by Kate Russell and seen here with Kate and son Jamie on the footplate.
Line up of engines.
A lovely line up of engines.
Right to left - Foden Wagon, Wallis traction engine "The Mistress", Marshall traction engine "General Scrumpy", Marshall traction engine "Victoria Empress of India", Burrell traction engine "William the Second", Fowler Roller and finally Burrell traction engine "Surprise"
We decided to do a bit of a photo shoot with Victoria, Wendy and Colin the teddy bear.
Victoria, Wendy and Colin the teddy bear.
Not sure what Wendy and Colin were talking about here, looks like they are having a good old chat to each other.
Through the flywheel.
Time to go home, as Victoria, her living van and trailer disappear out the gate after another busy weekend, Harry in the trailer waving goodbye too. See you next time....