Chris Graham reports from the excellent Great Rempstone Steam & Country Show, which took place this summer in Leicestershire.
This was my first visit to ‘The Great Rempstone’, and what a pleasure it was. The event, which takes place at Turn Post Farm in Wymeswold, Leicestershire, and was held over the weekend of July 8th-9th, ran with the theme ‘Bigger and better’ this year.
As event chairman Dave Morley explained in the complementary show programme: ‘The 2023 show offers more steam, more vehicles and a new addition; tractor pulling. We’ve extended the site to include a completely new field and, with QR codes displayed around the site so that visitors can access additional information, Rempstone moves into the 21st century.’ However, Dave was also keen to point out that, despite all the progress, the show still retains its old world charm, and remains a happy event.
Well, I can agree with all of that, and can confirm that the show certainly had much to offer. Among the 800 or so exhibits on display, visitors could enjoy a great mix of steam traction engines and miniatures, veteran, vintage and classic cars, motorcycles and tractors, heritage commercials, historic military vehicles plus a vintage fairground, numerous fair organs and horticultural displays.
Here are just a few of the Fordson and Ford exhibits that I spotted during a very enjoyable visit.
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Very rare French-built steam roller spotted in Oxfordshire!