The County of Salop Steam Engine Society has confirmed that the 2022 Rally will take place at Onslow Park, Shrewsbury on the August Bank Holiday, – Sunday 28th August and Monday 29th August.
Edward Goddard, Chairman of the Society said: “We are delighted to hold what promises to be an exciting Shrewsbury Steam Rally in the lovely setting of Onslow Park, near Shrewsbury where people can relax and ‘enjoy some freedom’ after the recent restrictions. It’s good to be back! The event will showcase over 1000 exciting exhibits; and the highly-entertaining variety of attractions will include the wonderful spectacle of working tractors, steam engines, and beautifully preserved classic vehicles from yesteryear, all to delight visitors to the popular annual family event. We welcome friends and families to come along and enjoy a super two-day event- that includes a 60th Anniversary Celebration – with tickets are on sale now online at www.shrewsburysteamrally.co.uk This year there will be a Sentinel Spectacular, celebrating the locally produced products manufactured at the Sentinel Works, in Whitchurch Road, Shrewsbury; which included everything from buses and steam wagons to railcars and steam trains!” Information: www.shrewsburysteamrally.co.uk
In the main arena, spectators can also enjoy moving convoys of historic commercial vehicles, including buses and fire engines; vintage cycles; working horses; vintage tractors; pre-and post World War II cars; classic motorcycles; and perambulators… with all entrants invited to be in period costume.
The Rally covers 45 acres of beautiful parkland, with 6 acres of Trade Stands. The Rally hosts a variety of preserved commercial vehicles, that includes lorries, buses, fire engines and a large display of military vehicles. The Olde Time Fair offers lots of fun, with steam-powered rides for all – accompanied by vintage fairground music. Finally there are some excellent miniature steam engines, and a Craft Marquee – which gets bigger each year! The family-friendly event provides some enjoyable entertainment with a full Arena Programme on both days, including the highly-popular and majestic cavalcade of Showman’s engines, traction engines, steam rollers and steam cars. Spectators can enjoy the annual highly-popular interactive display of birds of prey.
Pictured: , Maggy Astbury, Secretary of the County of Salop Steam Engine Society with her Clayton & Shuttleworth steam roller, ‘Ironside’, built 1924.