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Community Matters July 20, 2017

Chilterns support the 49th Weeting Steam Rally

Chilterns are proud to support the annual Weeting Steam Engine Rally & Country Show, which this year celebrated its 49th anniversary.

Held annually the third weekend in July, the Rally features massed parades of steam traction engines, steam lorries, vintage tractors, heavy horse and fire engines, plus working steam-powered farmyard machines, a full-sized steam train, a model steam train (which takes passengers round a track) and small steam models. 

There are static displays of vintage cars, classic cars, motorbikes, stationary engines, military vehicles and many fascinating exhibits. There are demonstrations of steam ploughing, steam threshing, a steam powered sawmill, stone crushing, mini tractor pulling and farmyard implements of a bygone era. Ploughing and cultivating demonstrations using vintage tractors and horses will be taking place throughout the weekend. 

The Snakewood Dog Agility Team will give regular demonstrations in their own separate arena. There will also be a craft marquee and over 60 trade stands, as well as working with the local community to provide free entertainment for children over in The Hub, with a fenced-in safety zone by the main ring. Helicopter flights have proved to be popular way to get a birds-eye view of the whole show. There are also old time fairground rides as well as new rides, bouncy castles, archery, tank rides, restaurant and bars. We really do have something for everyone.

Next years rally is on 20th, 21st and 22nd of July, we hope to see you there. To give you a taster here's our Managing Director, Yannis Prodromou, showing you what you missed this year!

More information can be found on their website here.

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