Record year for Slaidburn steam fair - Photos

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IT was a bumper year for Slaidburn Steam and Vintage Vehicle Display with the event attracting a record number of steam engine exhibitors.

Although the wet weather hampered the event on Sunday, on Saturday visitors flocked to the Ribble Valley village to see a varied selection of vintage steam engines, cars, motorbikes and tractors.

11-year-old Callum Catt in the Atkinson Steam Haulage van at the Slaidburn Steam Fair.'Photo Ben Parsons

11-year-old Callum Catt in the Atkinson Steam Haulage van at the Slaidburn Steam Fair.'Photo Ben Parsons

Other popular attractions included fairground organs, a craft fair, side shows, rural crafts, and a children’s fairground.

The Slaidburn Steam and Vintage Vehicle Display first started in 1980, when resident David McNamee parked his steam roller outside The Hark to Bounty. The following year, a fellow steam enthusiast brought his traction engine to Slaidburn with the event growing every year since.

Now firmly established on the Steam Rally Calendar, the event has raised thousands for good causes in the village. This year, funds raised will be divided between Slaidburn Play group, Slaidburn Brownies and Brennands Endowed Primary School.