Power Of The Past Rally 2004

Yet again this was an excellent working Rally with something for everyone, a few exhibits had new locations to accommodate new exhibits but it all seemed well thought out and I am sure the public enjoyed it. 

New this Year was a superb potato lifting and riddling demonstration, a 4 man/woman tractor pulled cabbage planter, a turn of the century Steam driven Engineering Workshop, a Trenching demonstration, a large steam boiler with a steam driven winch and an expanded earth moving area as well as the usual working displays of thrashing wood cutting etc with Steam.

There was again, a nice selection of Stationary engines this year as well as a large number of working tractors and horticultural implements, all in all a really worthwhile Rally for the general public to attend.

1917 Amanco "Six Mule Team" 1915 Bentall 4-5hp engine 4hp Crossley P 1060 1892 Crossley Hot Tube Gas Engine
A 1917 Amanco "Six Mule Team" in original working livery driving an Albion Chaff cutter displayed by Paul Neave from Smallburgh Norwich. This is an unusual 1915 Bentall 4-5hp engine owned by J Golding from Stowupland. A very nice 1920 4hp Crossley P 1060 engine owned by P Willer from Mettingham An 1892 Crossley Hot Tube Gas Engine displayed by M Eckton from Epping.
1910 2hp 2 stroke American "Detroit" Engine 1941 Gardiner 100hp HF13 948 Allen TS 1.5hp driving a sawbench 1938 Lister D 1.5hp 110V Generator set
A 1910 2hp 2 stroke American "Detroit" Engine displayed by G Barber from Halesworth The big Gardner again but this 1941 Gardiner 100hp HF13. Owned by C Noble from Guilford is always worth a picture. Here is a 1948 Allen TS 1.5hp driving a Saw Bench along with other Horticultural implements Owned by Malcolm Collier from Oulton Broad. This is Colin Cracknell's lovely 1938 Lister D 1.5hp 110V Generator set, Colin is from Gt Henny.
1923 Petter SV 12-14hp Cornmill 1927 Ruston & Hornsby 5hp IP 10 Vertical Cross Tube Steam Boiler
A 1923 Petter SV 12-14hp owned by Bill Kemball from Wantisden Driving a Corn Mill This is a superb restoration of a 1927 Ruston & Hornsby 5hp IP 10 engine driving a Lister H7 Pump owned by Dave Cook from Wortwell This is an ongoing restoration of a Vertical Cross Tube Steam Boiler due to be completed at Wantisden next Year.


Steam driven Trucks The Army Camp, early in the morning Steam Fire Engine Hagglund all terrain vehicle
Another Stationary Steam engine driving a winch pulling a wooden cart. This is the view across the extensive Military camp very eary in the morning A very unusual exhibit is this 1876 Shand Mason Steam Fire Engine "St George" A 1986 Hagglund BV206 Tracked Personnel Carrier owned by A Emmerson showing its prowess on the assault course.
Hagglund all terrain vehicle An American T34 Tank 105mm Self Propelled Gun An American Sherman Tank
Another shot of the Hagglund This is I think a 1958 T34/85 Tank I am not to well up on Military Vehicles but I think this is a 1969 Vickers Abott 105mm Self Propelled Gun  owned by BillKemball. These guys were having fun with their 1942 M4 A4 Chrysler Sherman Tank on the assault course.
A Russian tracked Vehicle A Hummer...... I Want one !!! An American GMC Anti Aircraft 6X6 Our Caravans showing the use of Fiamma Awnings
A Russian Tracked personnel Carrier Always wanted one of these, an American Hummer. However at nearly 8 feet wide, they are a bit impractical over here.  I think this is a 1941 GMC Anti-Aircraft Platform CCKW353 6X6 This was our "Caravan city" for the Weekend.

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