Fine weather hopes for Strumpshaw Steam Rally

Sam EmanuelOrganisers of a major steam engine event are hoping for fine weather over the Bank Holiday weekend.The 17th annual Strumpshaw Steam Rally is being held on Saturday , Sunday and Monday at Strumpshaw Hall, near Brundall, seven miles east of Norwich.Sam Emanuel

Organisers of a major steam engine event are hoping for fine weather over the Bank Holiday weekend.

The 17th annual Strumpshaw Steam Rally is being held on Saturday , Sunday and Monday at Strumpshaw Hall, near Brundall, seven miles east of Norwich.

More than 50 steam engines will be exhibited at the event, along with miniature steam engines; vintage and classic cars, motorcycles, commercial vehicles and tractors; military vehicles; stationary engines; models and fairground organs.

A full programme of parades will take place each day, along with demonstrations of many of the exhibits at work.

There will also be an old-time fairground, Christie organ concerts, a craft tent, trade stalls and a licensed bar and refreshments, as well as public camping.

The EDP will be represented and our special goodie bags will be available.

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Entry to the Strumpshaw Steam Museum will also be included in the admission price.

Co-organiser Paul Worbey said: 'This is not just an event for steam enthusiasts; it's a great family day out.

'We're hoping for fine weather, and for between 10,000 and 12,000 people to come through the gate.'

The gates open at 9.30am each day. Entry costs �8 for adults, �1 for children aged 13 to 15, while children 12 and under go free.

For more information visit www.strumpshawsteammuseum.co.uk or call 01603 714535.

The organisers have four family tickets (two adults, two children) to give away. To enter the competition, please correctly complete this sentence: 'This will be the __th Strumpshaw Steam Engine Rally' and call 07850 195622 with your answer. The first four correct entrants will win the tickets.