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Great Dorset Steam Fair

  • Open Day & Steam Gathering report

    Open Day & Steam Gathering report

    Chris Graham on 28th August 2021

    James Hamilton reports from very enjoyable Open Day & Steam Gathering, which took place at the Bursledon Brickworks Museum in late June.

  • Classic Morris commercials

    Classic Morris commercials

    Chris Graham on 25th June 2021

    Dick Furniss dips into his archive to present some wonderful images of classic Morris commercials he photographed in the 1980s.

  • National Traction Engine Trust

    National Traction Engine Trust

    Chris Graham on 16th February 2021

    Paul Ritchie reports on important developments arising from the National Traction Engine Trust’s recent AGM. Last November the National Traction Engine Trust (NTET) held its annual general meeting and, like so many organisations unable to meet due to Covid-19 restrictions,…

  • The life and times of Jimmy

    The life and times of Jimmy

    Chris Graham on 27th January 2021

    Peter Love takes a nostalgic look at the life and times of Jimmy, an Aveling & Porter road locomotive, and the first he ever stood on. The life and times of Jimmy: This 1900 Aveling & Porter LC6 was the…

  • Stourpaine steam gathering

    Stourpaine steam gathering

    Chris Graham on 7th December 2020

    The Farwell family, from Dorset, hosted the well-attended Stourpaine steam gathering early in September, as Paul Ritchie reports.

  • A truly Major achievement

    A truly Major achievement

    Chris Graham on 1st November 2020

    Peter Nutley spent two years bringing a very neglected Fordson E27N back to life in his back garden. Ir was a truly Major achievement!

  • Renown notches-up her centenary!

    Renown notches-up her centenary!

    Chris Graham on 14th October 2020

    Fowler 8nhp showman’s engine No 15653 of 1920, Renown, celebrated her centenary at the height of lockdown on May 8, reports Colin Tyson.

  • Ploughing her own furrow

    Ploughing her own furrow

    Chris Graham on 9th October 2020

    Sarah Waspe meets vintage enthusiast Sarah Tween, who has two ploughing awards under her belt, but has achieved so much more.

  • Steam-up in Dorset!

    Steam-up in Dorset!

    Chris Graham on 13th September 2020

    Paul Ritchie reports on a two-day steam-up in Dorset which was a welcomed return to something like normality following lockdown.

  • Unusual and rare machines

    Unusual and rare machines

    Chris Graham on 28th August 2020

    Alan Cullen delves into his extensive stationary engine archive and pulls out some images of very unusual and rare machines.

  • Great Dorset Steam Fair

    Great Dorset Steam Fair

    Chris Graham on 28th July 2020

    The Great Dorset Steam Fair’s popular Steam Fair FM will be boradcasting a special, online 'virtual Dorset' over the planned show dates this August.

  • Heavy-metal love affair

    Heavy-metal love affair

    Chris Graham on 21st July 2020

    Graham Booth adores heavy haulage and vehicle restoration and, as Ed Burrows explains, was instrumental in nurturing his daughter’s heavy-metal love affair.

  • Foden to star at GDSF 2020


    Foden to star at GDSF 2020


    Chris Graham on 16th January 2020

    Fodens will come in all sizes at the 2020 GDSF. Do you have something that you need to enter right now? (Pic: P Love) It’s been announced that the major feature for the 2020 Great Dorset Steam Fair is Foden…

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