Once again this year the Herefordshire Traction Engine and Vintage Club have presented a classic steam rally. The weather, if anything was a little too hot which may have affected the visitor numbers as it did not seem as busy as last year but all the sections were well supported as usual. There were 37 engines in the programme but actually only 30 were on parade, these were a good selection well presented with plenty of movement around the rally field, much to the delight of the public if the number of cameras were any indication.
Traditionally, the engines visit several local pubs on Saturday evening and many end up at the ‘Walwyn’, the pub located at the entrance to the rally field where there is always a pleasant atmosphere. Here there were two showmans engines generating and numerous other traction engines and rollers. A fairground organ supplied the music and can can dancers the entertainment.
Marcle is always worth a visit and is as enjoyable for the exhibitors as the visitors, keep up the good work.