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With the engines and the Waterworks Railway in steam, as well as a chance to sample great beer from this famous local brewery, it’s a perfect Father’s Day treat for all Dads. Birdies café will be serving delicious home cooked pies, a perfect match with a bottle of ale! Event is free with standard museum admission prices. Buy tickets online at www.waterandsteam.org.uk

Imagine the excitement of a Steam Train journey to Santaland! Our magical Santa Special services run on various dates and times in the weeks before Christmas, details of which are below. They depart from Sheringham station and take passengers through some of Norfolk’s most beautiful winter scenery whilst the adults are served sherry and mince pies, children receive a chocolate and a soft drink. Santa is waiting by his open fire at Weybourne Station (specially transformed into Santaland!), ready to give all children a warm welcome, both young and old. Each infant (under 1 year) and child (1 year to 14 years) will receive an appropriate present for their age. After a period of time looking around the station, passengers reboard the train for their journey back to Sheringham. With professional entertainers, quality presents and of course a ride behind a steam train, Christmas turns into a wonderful experience on the North Norfolk Railway’s unique Santa Specials. Explore Christmas Craft Fair for those extra special Christmas gifts. Located behind the station buildings. Please note it is not possible to take card payments in the craft fair so cash or cheque only, please! Please note that Santa Special trains travel between […]

The Society was formed in 1994 with the purpose of restoring the triple expansion steam pumping engines that remained on the Brede site. Two Tangye engines with their ram pumps and well pumps were installed as part of the original Waterworks concept in 1904. They were joined in 1940 by a third pump manufactured by Worthington Simpson as part of the Darwell Reservoir Project and all three units operated until the end of steam in 1964. Sadly one of the original Tangye pumps was broken up in 1969 but it is very fortunate that the two other examples remain largely intact.Over the years other examples of water pumping engines have been saved and brought to Brede for restoration and display. Acting as a non-profit-making company and a registered charity, the Society’s declared aims are to restore and operate heritage water pumping artefacts from the water industry and to educate the public in the technologies associated with the water pumps and the role they play in bringing safe drinking water to the home. We operate the pumps throughout each open-day. Our Guides will be on hand to tell the story of how the water was drawn from the large wells penetrating […]

This is the 8th event at Wilton which is held every two years. This event is by invitation only so only a very high quality of models are exhibited. They range from model traction engines, fairgrounds, a range of boats, state coaches, trains etc to model engines in steam outside the venue. There are trade stands. Refreshments are available. Disabled access. Free car parking outside the Hall. Can be reached by the Number 3 Wilton park and ride bus from Salisbury Entrance fee £4 for Adults and £2 for children. All profits are donated to Salisbury District hospital. For more information contact Anne or Pete: 01980 610346 p.parrish324@btinternet.com or anne@anneparrish.wanadoo.co.uk

The Heritage Transport Show will have on display approximately 500 vehicles including motorbikes, cars, tractors, commercials and many more. The highlights of our Show include the following: South East Bus Festival – Once again we will be working with the organisers of the four previous bus festivals. This part of the event is becoming a firm favourite, featuring a display of approximately 100 buses and bus related trade stands. Visitors and exhibitors can take advantage of as many free vintage bus rides around the Showground as they like. For more information visit their website www.arrivabus.co.uk/south-east-bus-festival or on Facebook at www.facebook.com/southeastbusfestival. A couple of years ago we introduced an autojumble section to the Show and we hope to build on this for 2017. All autojumble stands will be outside; however we have a wide variety of trade space both inside and outside. Camping If you require overnight camping for the Heritage Transport Show then please contact the Scragged Oak Caravan Park on 01622 631298. Situated just across the road from the Kent Showground, Scragged Oak Caravan Park has over 80 grass pitches, 60 with amp electric hook ups and with fantastic new toilet and shower facilities. Please go to www.scraggedoak.co.uk for prices and further […]

Colchester Town & Country Fair Event 1/2 April 2017 Saturday 1 April & Sunday 2 April 2017 Colchester Town & Country Fair 10am – 5pm Local Car Parking in Catchpool Road & charges apply Now in its 8th year this popular family event takes place in pretty Lower Castle Park right in the heart of historic Colchester Town. All day entertainment will include brand new Savage Bike Skills Display Team, birds of prey flying displays, terrier racing, children’s entertainer Banana Brain, the Tallest Magic Show in the World, the popular Dog & Duck Show, the goat show including bottle feeding lambs and kids, children’s petting pens, historical re-enactment and much much more. Plus demonstrations of rural skills for you to enjoy. Arts, crafts food drink and gifts marquees as well as outside trade stands. Fully catered & with a licensed bar And on Sunday at this event we are proud to host The Companion Dog Show (Companion Dog Show Schedule) so bring along a canine friend and have a go (all proceeds from entries go to Marie Curie care) Tickets available on the gate: Adults: £6, Concessions: £5, Child £3 (5-16) Family: £15 (2 adults, 2 children) Online: Adults: £5, […]

Chester Toyfair has been a favourite for over 30 years of collectors and enthusiasts.  Offering both new and pre-owned models. The Cheshire County Sports Club, Plas Newton Lane, Upton, Cheshire, CH2 1PR For more information please contact Tony Oakes Fairs 01207 652773 or tony.oakes19@gmail.com

Shirley’s 1857 potters’ mill in steam driven by the 1820s beam engine with steam generated with a 1903 Cornish boiler. Spring themed craft activities for children. Artist blacksmith and other activities.  Attractive canal side location in the heart of Stoke-on-Trent

Admission to museum free (£2.50 for activities plus a small charge for train rides. No on site parking available. Use the National Space Centre Car park). Railway layouts in the marquee and railway inspired crafts. Refreshments and picnic tables available

Free entry to Model Village and Tearoom for refreshments on non-paying event days. A charge is made for entry to the museum. Miniature steam train and “Marshall” the Lilleshall pumping engine and other oil / diesel engines will NOT BE RUNNING unless indicated

Antique stalls inside and outside if the museum Miniature steam train CLOSED for rides (extra charge applies) ‘Astaria’ model village open “Marshall” the Lilleshall pumping engine will NOT be running, other oil / diesel engines will be running

A great little fair with a big personality, offering a warm welcome to both collectors and enthusiasts of various models of road vehicles, trains plus books, spares etc; 10:30am-2:00pm – £2.00 entry Droitwich Leisure Centre, Briar Mill, Droitwich, Worcs WR9 0RZ For more information contact Tony Oakes – 01270 652 773