Earls Barton Steam Rally 2012 Report


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By Bob Humpage

Earls Barton 2012

 

Thursday 23rd of August saw me hitching up the caravan and towing it out to Earls Barton for their Country fair and rally and Friday saw me towing the club trailer. Whilst sorting the van out for sleeping we discovered the previous owner had altered the wiring and somehow bypassed the battery (we had only used the van on mains before this) as we did not have a generator with us this meant we had to do without lights and water pump for the weekend relying on water carriers and gas lanterns. It worked though. Friday saw Rob and I erecting all 36 foot of the club stand. It’s true it does get easier every time it goes up. The evening saw other members of the club arriving and decorating the stand with their models and preparing the tombola. A wide range of models were on show, once again showing the breadth of interest our members have. The show was a great success with only a few short showers to mar the event (a great relief after all the other cancelled shows this year)

 A lot of interest was shown in our display and we chatted to a lot of those passing by. The Tombola was also a great success raising over 180 to help run the club. As usual these shows seem to be over so fast and Bank Holiday Monday saw the breakdown of the model displays in the craft tent. My thanks go to the organisers of the rally, Pat Conroy who sorts out the tent and to our club members who attended the show and made it worthwhile. BH.