steam rallies and events

Inland Waterways

August 2019

Sat 24th - Sun 25th Aug 2019: Burnley Canal Festival

Sandygate Square, Sandygate, Burnley, Lancashire, BB11 1RN.

Sandygate in Burnley will come to life again this year with vibrant performances, and magical family activities, for the Canal Festival. This dynamic celebration…

Inland Waterways

Sat 24th - Mon 26th Aug 2019: IWA Festival of Water

Lee Navigation, Waltham Abbey, Greater London, .

Inland Waterways

On the first weekend of September each year the small, sleepy Leicestershire village of Shackerstone springs into life with the sights and sounds of the…

Aircraft / Buses / Classic Cars / Commercial Vehicles / Fairground / Inland Waterways / Military / Miniature Steam / Motorbikes / Railways / Stationary Engines / Steam and Vintage Rallies / Tractors

September 2019

Fri 13th - Sun 15th Sep 2019: Black Country Boating Festival

Bumble Hole Nature Reserve, Windmill End, Netherton, Dudley, West Midlands, .

A boat gathering and community festival, now in its 34th year, the event is organised and run totally by volunteers. With more than 200 boat, trade…

Inland Waterways

Sat 21st - Sun 22nd Sep 2019: Huddlesford Heritage Gathering

Lichfield Cruising Club, Huddlesford Junction, Coventry Canal, , , WS13 8PX.

Our biennial gathering of Historic Boats, Floating Traders, Private Boats, and Classic Vehicles, with exhibitors and displays on the field. Music, entertainment,…

Classic Cars / Inland Waterways

October 2019

Sat 19th - Sun 20th Oct 2019: Annual Open Weekend

The Bonded Warehouse, Canal Street, Stourbridge, Worcestershire, DY8 4LU.

The event which runs from 10am until 5pm on both days will attract well over one hundred boats which will be moored along the historic Stourbridge Canal.…

Classic Cars / Inland Waterways / Steam and Vintage Rallies

Sat 26th - Thu 31st Oct 2019: Spellbound

Dudley Canal Trust Trips
The Car Park, off A4123, Birmingham New Road, Dudley, West Midlands, .
Tel: 0121 557 6265.

Make it a Halloween to remember with all the family with special Children’s Boat Trips through Dudley’s fantastic underground caverns! You’ll…

Halloween / Inland Waterways

November 2019

Sat 30th Nov - Tue 24th Dec: Santa Cruises at Anderton

Anderton Boat Lift
Lift Lane, Anderton, Northwich, Cheshire, .
Tel: 01606 786 777.

Visit website for more details and booking of the Santa Cruise Weekends.

Inland Waterways / Santa

December 2019

Sun 1st - Mon 23rd Dec 2019: A Fairy Tale Christmas

Dudley Canal Trust Trips
The Car Park, off A4123, Birmingham New Road, Dudley, West Midlands, .
Tel: 0121 557 6265.

Take a trip through a land of enchanted stories and Christmas magic. Visit website for more details and for advance booking.

Inland Waterways / Santa

Sun 8th - Mon 23rd Dec 2019: Santa Cruises

Wey & Arun Canal
The Wharf (behind the Onslow Arms Public House), High Street, Loxwood, West Sussex, .

 Children can meet Santa and receive an early Christmas present, with festive refreshment on board. We set sail at 11am, 12noon and 2pm. Further details…

Inland Waterways / Santa

From the Steam Heritage Shop

Dig with Dibnah

It’s not everybody who has a coal mine in their back garden!


The American Steam Traction Engine

Volume One of Maurice Kelly's definitive work on the development of the American Traction Engine. 148 pages. Softback A4 size. Well illustrated. Only…


The Great Gathering – Crewe Works 2005

Celebrating more than 150 years of railway locomotive engineering at Crewe Works, the Great Gathering brings together a huge collection of preserved steam…


August 2018

  • An Amazing Talent – a young artist with a love for old vehicles
  • Returning To Steam At Twyford
  • Converting a Series 1 Land Rover into a 'train'
  • Steam Returns to Astley Green – but only for a weekend
  • On The Case – a pair of American tractors
  • Sussex Silver Steam


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