Sunday 4th September – Great Dorset Steam Fair   1 comment

Took the day off from ringing or birding and took the family to the Dorset Steam Fair at Tarrant Hinton. Andy and Janis wandered around on their own and we took the kids with us.

Amber, Kara and Margaret with vintage bus

The steam and smoke from the steam engines against an angry sky

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

I can remember steam rollers fixing the roads when I was a kid

 

but it was my father's generation who witnessed the travelling threshing machines going from village to village.

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

There must be hundreds of working steam engines at the fair...

 
 

...and beautiful old caravans with exquisite interiors

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Many model enthusiast exibit at the Steam Fair, being boat children, the girls made a bee-line for this model yacht

 
 
 

The girls, of course, wanted to get to the traditional fun fair

 
 
 

Amber on the bucking bronco

 
 

Amber off the bucking bronco

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Kara on the bucking bronco

 
 

Kara off the bucking bronco

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

The girls loved the scary rides

 
 
 

Rather them than me......

 

...particularly when it get up to speed.....

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

.... and you end up upside down.

 
 
 
 

I was physically forced onto a stage by the girls and made to do a humiliating dance

 

..but at least I got a hug from the pretty dancer.

Posted September 4, 2011 by gryllosblog in Uncategorized

One response to “Sunday 4th September – Great Dorset Steam Fair

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  1. awesome!!!
    It looks like you all had a blast!!!

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