The Long Shop Museum’s annual ‘Final Fling’ Autumn steam day will take place this year on Sunday, 27th October.
As regular visitors will know, the Long Shop occupies some of Richard Garrett & Sons original ‘Town Works’ buildings, including the unique ‘Long Shop’, built by Richard Garrett in 1852-3 for assembly-line production of portable steam engines. As always, the Museum will be fully open on Final Fling day, so that visitors can view the Museum’s collection of Garrett engines, built here in Leiston.
Our Works shunting engine, Sirapite, will be in steam and offering rides during the afternoon, and there will be the usual assembly of visiting engines – stationary engines, scale model engines, and one or two full size engines – as well as other visiting displays, to appeal to a wide range of visitors.
We have put in a bid for better weather than the cold, wet conditions which afflicted the event last year, and we may also add a few new wrinkles... Light refreshments (and possibly hot soup!) will be available.
Keep an eye on the website – http://www.longshopmuseum.co.uk for updates and further information – or you can also find us on facebook and twitter.