The County of Salop Steam Engine Society’s 2018 Rally, takes place at Onslow Park, Shrewsbury on the August Bank Holiday, – Sunday 26th August and Monday 27th August.

New for the Rally – Camel Racing Extravaganza! An event with loadsa Pizazz!

Edward Goddard, Society Chairman said: “We are delighted to welcome camels and their jockeys, specially trained by Joseph’s Amazing Camels and who wear fantastically colourful Arabian style outfits! As well as racing, the camels are on display all day so our visitors can meet these splendid animals and learn more about them. Joseph’s Amazing Camels is the only company in the UK specialising in camels with the highest standards of training and animal welfare; and we are looking forward to what promises to be highly-entertaining event. JAC was started in 2000 by Joseph and Rebecca Fossett.

Shrewsbury Steam Rally will showcase over 1000 exciting exhibits and the diverse range of attractions will include the wonderful spectacle in the Main Arena, of working steam engines, and beautifully preserved classic vehicles from yesteryear, all to delight visitors to the highly-popular annual event. Spectators can see 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; military vehicles, prams and much more!

The Working Field presents a nostalgic look at the farming of ‘days gone by’ and demonstrates an exciting mix of impressive working machines and shire horses that capture the history and heritage of farming in the Victorian era.

The Working Field has a full programme of agricultural activities, and provides an entertaining spectacle for the tractor enthusiast and for the visitors who spend hours looking at the working tractors and the static tractors on display. Plus Tractor Pulling! The event plays host to a bee-keeper, wheelwright, corn dolly maker, live blacksmith demonstrations, and cider making. Over 240 tractors will be on view on the showground. Visitors really take a step back in time, explore original farming skills – and literally live and breathe the past.

Campers and caravanners are welcome, and the fee includes admission to the Rally for 2 adults. Satnav reference: SY3 5EE. Licensed Bar & Catering. Free Car Parking. Full information from

Visitors can buy tickets online at

Tickets: Adult: £13, Pensioner: £12, Child: £1. Under 5’s -Free.

Enquiries: (01938) 570874.

Postal address: COSSES, PO Box 4706, Shrewsbury. SY5 0WT.

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