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.
|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.|
|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.|
|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.
|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.|
|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 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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