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Full steam ahead

Photo Neil Cross
Scorton Steam Fair
Bernie Fairbank with his scaled down traction engine

Photo Neil Cross Scorton Steam Fair Bernie Fairbank with his scaled down traction engine

It’s full steam ahead as organisers behind Scorton Steam Fair aim to put on their best show yet.

This weekend’s event marks a special anniversary as the show is now in its 10th year.

Thousands of show-goers are expected to descend on the village over two days to catch the showcase of industrial and agricultural history in a unique blend of nostalgia and live entertainment.

Scorton Steam Fair this year takes place over Father’s Day weekend, June 14 and 15, at the showground on 
Woodacre Farm, Gubberford Lane, Scorton.

And the family-run event launched by local 
businessman Paul Whittingham has partnered up with the Rosemere Cancer 
Foundation

The event is forecast to be the busiest yet with more than 600 exhibitors and a line-up of spectacular shows expected to draw record numbers.

The main arena attraction is the Knights of the Damned Jousting Team led by one of the country’s top professional stuntmen Justin Pearson.

Organiser Craig Whittingham said: “We have worked to make this year’s anniversary event extra special and so gave a lot of thought as to which local charity to support.

“We could think of no worthier organisation than Rosemere and were delighted when the foundation accepted our invitation to become our 2014 partner.”

Other highlights include a sheepdog demonstration, a Ferret Roadshow and Ferret Racing and Young Farmers’ Tug of War. The fair opens at 9am. Tickets: £9 for adults, £6 for 10-16yr olds and OAPs with under-10s admitted for free.

 

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