Sunday, 31 August 2008

The Great Dorset Steam Fair...or maybe not!

Having been on night shift Friday and Saturday we went off to catch the last evening of the Steam Fair last night, thinking that it carried onto the evening and we could enjoy some live music. As we got there we realised everyone was going the other way and it was over! So we wandered around and just looked at the stuff that was being packed and loaded up and driven away.
These Massey Ferguson's show just how tractors have changed, my Grandfather was killed in the 1950's when the tractor he was driving went over and of course it had no cab or roll bar to protect him. Now it's all so different. A friend of ours who has a farm in Sussex has a son who proudly wrote in biro "Massey Ferguson is best" on his new duffel coat and wore it to school every day.
Great car although it has no door so I suppose you either go in the window or climb through from the back.
And so we trudged back to the car park...we haven't missed the Steam fair for years but there's always next year. As you can see it's in a lovely rural bit of Dorset so the drive there and back was good.


4 comments:

Jane said...

How disappointing! I must admit I worry about getting caught in all the traffic and have NEVER been, it sounds like I should really make the effort next year. Wanted also to make sure that you and Tattyanne knew about the free Guided Riverside Walk (at Corfe Mullen) next Saturday morning, see www.naturewatched.org for details. Hope you can make it. Jane

Goosey said...

Hello Jane
We have never been caught in a traffic jam on the way to the steam fair, probably because we never use the marked routes and use the OS map! Not sure if the walk is possible because Tattyanne and I both work on shifts but hope it goes alright BW Goosey

Cheryl said...

Oh dear Goosey..........what a shame, but as you say there is always next year.......

Border Reiver said...

I missed it this year too, shame as it's a fab event - even if one isn't interested in steam engines, it's a great day out, especially in the evening for the night glow. Next Year