We report from September’s Longstock Rally in Hampshire, at which a wonderful, 1917 Burrell 5hp SCC Devonshire engine was one of the stars.
Thanks to Andy Knight’s team effort, the 2021 Longstock Rally just outside Stockbridge over the weekend of September 11th-12th, and was a great success.
Held in good weather, the popular event featured an excellent selection of autojumble and trade stands, a fine timber section featuring a hand-driven Allchin saw bench plus a demonstration field full of a variety of tractors both ploughing and rolling.
In the static field, Chipperfield’s dodgem cars were enjoyed by everyone, as was the fine ‘100 Years of Ford & Fordson Tractors’ celebration, which featured the collections of Hartwright, Dyer, Hiscock and Woods.
It was wonderful to see the Hiscock family in attendance with their late father’s superb John Deere classic collection, all of which looked as fresh as the day they first entered the show scene, more than 20 years ago.
There were a dozen steamers here, including the ex-Irish 1917 Burrell 5hp SCC Devonshire No. 3763 The Model, entered by Mike Crum and the Foreman three-ton tractor belonging to Mike Sellwood. Darren Marcham was also in attendance with his 9in-scale Foden wagon, and this was in addition to a fine selection of four- and three-inch miniatures.
Andy and his team have certainly revived this event and, hopefully, it’ll attract more visitors next year.
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