Monday, September 27, 2010

Crofton in steam — end of season steam Gala success


Pictures by Bob Naylor

The fourth Steam Gala at Crofton Pumping Station on the K&A Canal was held to coincide with this year's last scheduled steaming of the 1812 Boulton and Watt and the 1846 Harvey beam engines that were built to supply water to the summit of the Canal.

Visitors were able to see the oldest working steam engine in the world that is still doing the job it was built to do as well as a host of other attractions including stationary steam engines, traction engines, vintage and veteran cars, The Ramsbury Silver Band, a fairground organ and Aldbrickham Clog Dancers as well as enjoy local beer and cider. 
Hats & neckerchiefs were the order of the day
Two Aveling and Porter steam rollers and Colin Hatch of Swindon with his dairy boiler

1930 Alvis                                                                                                1920 Model 'T' Ford
Talking about model boats — and beer
The pound below the pumping station was brought to life with a rally of boats from the Devizes and Pewsey Wharf boat clubs.

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