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St Albans Steam and Country Show

An event in June in Hertfordshire
Oaklands College
St Albans
Hertfordshire
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Over a weekend in June Herts Steam Engine Preservation Society will be again holding their annual steam rally at Oaklands College (Smallford campus) on the edge of St Albans.

The annual rally is now a well established event in the summer calendar of outside events. Over 30 full size steam engines will be presented in all their glory, in addition to old farm tractors, classic cars and lorries plus other bygones from our rich industrial and agricultural heritage.

For youngsters these steaming monsters provide both entertainment and education, a total contrast with the high-tec era of the new millenium we now live in. However, many of the older generation will remember steam rollers at work, while before the last world war steam wagons regularly pounded through St. Albans carrying long distance loads. Steam threshing was carried out at local farms, while steam tractors were used to carry stone, farm produce and even house contents within the area. Some of these machines are now 100 years old, but have been rebuilt many times and will last forever!

The event will be held in the grounds of Oaklands College, just off the A1057 Hatfield Road, St. Albans, (Approx Satnav code AL4 0XR) and is only three miles from Junction 3 of the A1(M) motorway. There are frequent bus services (routes 300, 301, 724) from Hatfield or St. Albans railway stations which pass the site.

A full day's entertainment will be available for everyone. In addition to the old engines and farm equipment there will be stalls, a fairground and refreshments including a licensed bar.

Demonstrations will be set up to show how the old equipment was used in days gone by. A working sawbench, thrashing machine, stone crusher, and other machinery will be at work. Ring events and parades will enable all the mobile exhibits to be moved on the field (if weather conditions allow)

All rally enquiries to: Andrew Harvey (HSCL), 19, Beyers Gardens, Hoddesdon, Herts EN11 9PY.
Phone 07896555097 or email chairman@hertssteam-dwh.demon.co.uk.

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