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Entry for June 10, 2007 – Wrotham Steam & Vintage Rally

Posted by HelenEdith on June 10, 2007

For the third year in a row, Stephen and I went to the Wrotham Steam & Vintage Rally, and it was even better than last year.

We spent five hours there, and we could have spent longer and still not seen everything. Next year we really must get up earlier and get in a full day.

Today’s picture is the showman’s tractor, which is a regular at Wrotham. It is immaculate. The owner brings it on a low-loader, and it’s definitely worth looking at it being loaded back on the low-lowder. It’s great seeing it under its own power on the rally site, too!

In addition to the steam engines, we saw classic tractors, classic cars (both pre- and post-WWII) and stationary engines. There were also classic motorcycles on site, but we didn’t really “do” them this year.

I found a nice pair of earrings on one of the sales pitches. They will need converting to screwbacks, but that should only be a matter of a couple of minutes with the pliers.

Some of the steam engines were local to Wrotham and arrived and left under their own steam. When we went home, we got stuck going down Wrotham Hill behind them! They don’t go very fast… 🙂

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