Fawley Hill Steam and Vintage Weekend

Start: Saturday, May 18, 2013 - 1:01am Location: Henley on Thames RG9 6JA

Sir William McAlpine invites you to the first (and probably only) Fawley Hill Steam and Vintage Transport Weekend - fund-raising for small charities

Saturday 18th and Sunday 19th May 2013

10.00 a.m. – 10.00 p.m. on Sat. 10.00 a.m. – 6.00 p.m. on Sunday

The event will celebrate the Centenary of Fawley’s resident; Hudswell Clarke 060 Saddle Tank Engine No 31. She has worked for Sir William’s family all her life and for the past 48 years has been happily pulling wagon loads of visitors up the steepest standard gauge gradient in the world at Fawley Hill.

This will be a celebration of all forms of transport: from camels to planes (Hurricane, Spitfire, Red Arrows’ plane + more coming)  and machinery: from stationary engines, to traction engines, horse drawn ploughs to ploughing engines to JCBs. Steam cars to Ferraris, steam rollers, lawn mowers, motorbikes, buses, vans, lorries, scooters, bicycles, an amazing array of military might,  fire engines, a steam bus: even boats! - and of course our "heritage” steam-driven fairground, much of which is over 100 years old (Sir William was responsible for the establishment of the Fairground Heritage Trust).

Fawley Hill, (animal sanctuary) will be there with animals including beautiful shire horses!  Auto jumble, car boot, dog show (which will be judged by Ben Fogle, if he is in the country) and much more.

We have good ‘green credentials' and there will be plenty of ideas for increasing your own… and local craftspeople to show you how to do it yourself and an opportunity for the children to get creative.


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