Essex Country Show 2004
Barleylands Farm Museum Billericay Essex
A great Rally as usual with reasonable weather. Once again there really was something for everyone here. There were 104 engines booked in with a wide variety including quite a number I had not seen at other Rallies we attend.
There was, as usual a lot to see, more than a day is required if you want to see everything properly. A huge number of working displays including Steam ploughing and road making wood sawing, Heavy Horses 48 Steam Engines plus a lot more actually working. There was the usual large number of stalls however non around the museum entrance this time but I think that was due to a re-organisation of the stall positions.
All in all it is still, in my opinion the biggest and best in East Anglia.
|A 1913 3-4hp Bentall Pioneer driving a Bentall Corn Mill and Bean Kibbler. This superb exhibit was displayed by A Cornwell from Asheldham||Another Bentall, this time a 1914 1.5 - 2.5hp Pioneer displayed by C Eaton from Reading.||A very unusual exhibit is this 1900 Breman Hot air engine displayed by T Lines from Hayes.||A 1912 Campbell 5.5hp Hot tube Paraffin engine owned by Paul Neave from Smallburg.|
|A very nice exhibit is this 1926 Crossley driving a 3.5 kva Lister Dynamo displayed by R Simpson.||A totally original 1937 Fowler no 1 cement mixer driven by a Fowler 1PAL engine.||This is a 1960s Enfield VS1 Diesel driving a Lacy Hulbert Compressor displayed by N Barnes from N. Ockendon.||This is a rare 1913 Gardner 0.75hp type OF Gas engine displayed by B Sambles from Saltash.|
|I never cease to be fascinated by this huge 1941 Gardiner 100hp HF13. Owned by C Noble from Guilford.||A circa 1923 Hartop model Av 1- 1.75hp which originally drove an elevator. This was displayed by T Thrussel from Ware.||Another nice familiar sight at Barleylands is this 1898 Hayward Tyler hot air engine displayed by P Neave from Hawkwell.||An unusual circa 1920 5hp Jumbo displayed by D Culley from Wroxham.|
|A superbly restored 1938 Lister CS Diesel driving a Lister H3 Shallow well pump displayed by J Nutley of Romford.||A lovely restoration is this 1924 petrol paraffin Massey Harris type 2 displayed by J Bailey from Stevenage.||Just to show the wide variety of applications for a stationary engine, this 1928 American Maytag model 92 is driving a washing machine. This was displayed by Simon Jennings from Basildon.||You don't see many of these around. This is a 1920 New Holland displayed by Mike Lowe from Slough. Note the shape of the hopper which helps to prevent freezing if you forget to drain it in the winter.|
|A 1970s Petter PH2 twin cyl Diesel displayed by N Barnes from N. Ockendon.||This is a very rare circa 1900 Robinson Z hot tube ignition engine displayed d by Mrs J Jeffries from Ifield.||Another Hot Air engine is this 1898 AE & H Robinson displayed by J Webber from Old Welwyn.||A very nice 1920s Ruston Hornby IP displayed by C Boyer from Haywards Heath.|
|A very nice little 1930 Stuart Turner P4 displayed by D Pyke from Hemel Hempstead.||This is a Stuart Turner and I think it was unusual but I can't remember why, I will try to find out.||This large Sulzer Diesel was for sale, but beware if you rally near it as it covers everything in smut.||An unusual exhibit is this 1936 Weekes Orchard sprayer displayed by K Jones from Hawkwell.|
|A circa 1885 Weyman and CO. 3hp Trusty Gas engine displayed by D Allen.||An American Wisconsin A B L 110v air cooled Generator set from the 1930s displayed by L Bullock from Hemel Hempstead.||A view of some of the many Steamers that were exhibited at Barleylands.||Have you seen this before? a Haleson Steam Motorcycle complete with original paperwork showing it was first registered in 1914.|
|This was a display carried out by a Motorcycle Stunt team who seemed to enjoy setting fire to themselves and blowing things up.||Another example of their crazy stunts.|
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