High Weald Steam Working Weekend announcement

Posted by Chris Graham on 20th February 2024

We report on the new venue that’s been announced for the very popular High Weald Steam Working Weekend, that’ll be taking place this June.

High Weald Steam Working Weekend

The High Weald Steam Working Weekend was very much the hit rally on the 2023 scene. (Pic: Peter Love)

The big hit rally-wise in 2023 had to be the mid-June High Weald Steam Working Weekend at Danehill, in Sussex. But, in just two years this event had outgrown its original site and it was time to find a bigger one. The Ian Langley/Dave Mansi team has come up with Pippingford Park at Nutley (TN22 3HW), and the site was walked by the organisers in early January, and everyone was clearly impressed with what they saw. 

High Weald Steam Working Weekend

Plonking away in 2023 was the Fowler VFA crawler that was stone-crushing after the tea break! (Pic: Peter Love)

Spokesman Bryn Kemp told Old Glory that the views across Ashdown Forest will provide a good backdrop for the show, with the organisers looking to arrange the site to maximise photo opportunities of the exhibits capturing the background. The show will offer the same working areas as in previous years, with wood sawing, threshing and road making demonstrations providing major attractions.

High Weald Steam Working Weekend

Heavy haulage will be very much part of this all-action rally on its new rally site. (Pic: Peter Love)

The heavy haulage section has its own segregated area. The site has room for expansion and there will be lots of opportunities to develop the show over the coming years. It sounds like this will be another excellent rally in 2024, and the date set for June 15th-16th.

Miniatures are a feature of this show, as we see a 4in Foster steaming by. (Pic: Peter Love)

Entry forms are now available on the website at and exhibits will only be accepted upon the return of a completed form together with an SAE. So do make a date in your diary for this exciting event which includes classes for miniatures, classic and vintage tractors, cars, motorcycles, commercial vehicles, stationary engines and more. Further news as it comes in.

It was great to see a number of USA WW2 heavy haulage machinery in later recovery guise from Ward La France, International, Mack and others. (Pic: Peter Love)


Portable engines are always very welcome at this show. (Pic: Peter Love)

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