Saturday, 15 August 2009

Driffield Steam & Vintage Rally

This weekend it's the steam rally in Driffield so the showground is full of engines and people camping over and lots of Fred Dibnah lookalikes in boiler suits, caps and neckerchiefs.

I thought it was quite expensive to go to the daytime event so instead decided on going to see the evening parade through the town. The streets were shut so it was a good opportunity to get some exercise and walk the 2.5 miles into town to see the sights. All seemed quiet until you got in the market place when suddenly the air was thick with the smell of coal & steam, horns a hooting, bells a ringing, it was great atmosphere.

Saw some wonderful old vehicles, particularly liked this fantastic purple coloured van. When you think about it, it's quite amazing the dedication of these people keeping these historic vehicles running for all to see and appreciate.

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