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Great Dorset Steam Fair 2017

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Great Dorset Steam Fair 2017

Post by seacat192 » Sat Aug 26, 2017 2:42 pm

Dusted off the Passport to travel in to Darkest Dorset for the Great Dorset Steam Festival, near Blandford Forum, on Friday 25 August.

First time I've been to the Fair for the best part of 20 years, and it was far better than I could remember from my last visit - no doubt the sunny weather helped, as the last time t'was rather muddy!!

It's not just Steam powered vehicles at the Fair; Classic Commercials, Farm Machinery and Heavy Horses also feature.

Here are a selection of pics - hope it isn't too many for you:


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If you've made it this far - thanks for looking! :thumb: :thumb:
Roger

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Re: Great Dorset Steam Fair 2017

Post by Nighthawke » Sat Aug 26, 2017 3:13 pm

Fantastic post! Love the convoy shots.

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Re: Great Dorset Steam Fair 2017

Post by seacat192 » Sat Aug 26, 2017 3:50 pm

Thank you.

The noise from the vehicles involved was something to behold :Wow:

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Re: Great Dorset Steam Fair 2017

Post by andygolfer » Sat Aug 26, 2017 4:51 pm

superb selection and agree that the convoy photos are impressive.

I love the engine with the crane on the front, especially with it's appropriately named owner!

thanks for posting them, i've not been to anything like that for many years so you've whetted my appetite

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Re: Great Dorset Steam Fair 2017

Post by seacat192 » Sat Aug 26, 2017 7:16 pm

Thanks Andy.

Have to be honest and say I hadn't noticed the name on the steam crane unril you mentioned it.

Guess this event is pecilled in your 2018 Diary already...........................

Roger

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Re: Great Dorset Steam Fair 2017

Post by james143611 » Sun Sep 24, 2017 5:25 pm

Wow!!

I missed it this year (well and the few years before that but wanted to go for the first time in years) but couldn't make it, looks like I missed a lot! Must make the effort next year!

Love shot's 18 and 21, but shot 23 is :o check out the clag!

Looks like there was a fair amount of classic commercials too, love that ARC Frome AEC truck :D

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Re: Great Dorset Steam Fair 2017

Post by seacat192 » Sat Sep 30, 2017 9:29 am

Hi James

Thanks for the post - sorry not replying sooner :blush: :blush:

Yes, plenty of classic commercials there, not to mention lots of steam engines large and small!

That Frome truck looks immaculate - not too far from you - a bit further from me........................

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