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Whether or not Summer 2019 can match 2018 for sheer summer-i-ness (with months of continuous heat wave) it’s still a great time to get out and enjoy a Steam Rally!

Join us on our annual round-up of the special events and Steam shows taking place here at Bressingham that will delight both the steam aficionado and long-suffering (i.e. loving) family members alike!

Heritage Steam Gala

4 May – 6 May

There’s not long to wait for our first event, the Bressingham Heritage Steam Gala, taking place on May 4th to 6th.

A highlight in our annual events calendar this is what Bressingham is all about!

There will be over 20 engines in operation (or “in Steam”, as we call it), including our Narrow gauge and Standard gauge railways and you’ll even be able to have a go on the gallopers!

Fire Engine Rally

27 Jul – 28 Jul 2019

Who doesn’t love a fire engine!? Well, I suppose there are some circumstances when you wouldn’t be too pleased to see one - but this isn’t one of them!

At the exciting Bressingham Fire Engine Rally You’ll be able to enjoy a whole host of activities and demonstrations taking place from fire crews on July 27 and 28th.

We’ll have Fire Engines from the days of steam through to the present day which you’ll be able to interact with and admire.

Steam in Miniature

10 Aug – 11 Aug

Another annual favourite in the firmament of Bressingham events, the Steam in Miniature weekend has come around again where working scale models of steam locomotion are on show for you to marvel at.

Scales range from 2½ inches to the foot to the larger models of approximately half the size of the originals - then you can go outside and see full size versions too! (Or look at them from far away so they look like models too - it could all get very confusing)

Vintage/Bygone Rally with Youngs of Diss celebration

Sunday, 29 September 2019

At this special Vintage Rally we’ll be celebrating the achievements and history of local Engineering firm E. Youngs & Co, established in 1879 and produced portable and semi-portable steam engines.

There’ll be a wide variety of vintage agricultural machinery, tractors and steam engines will be on show at this fantastic bygone event.

Looking for other Steam events, rallies and galas?

If you can’t make it down to Bressingham on any of the above dates there are plenty of other Steam and Vintage vehicle events happening around the UK.

We’ve found that Facebook is the best place to look for them, since most of these events haven’t got huge marketing budgets, so Social Media represents their best chance of getting noticed!

Simply search on Facebook for Steam Rally 2019 (or whatever the current year is) - we particularly like the Steam & Vintage Rally Calendar group which keeps an up to date list of lots of events up and down the country - very useful!

Do you have any Steam Engine related questions or comments?

Do you have any experiences, comments or stories about steam engines?

Is there anything you think we should have mentioned?

If there is get in touch and let us know – you can also do it on Facebook or Twitter.


By Alastair Baker at 16 Apr 2019, 00:00 AM