Sat 20th - Sun 21st Apr 2019 Cumbria Easter Rally
The rally, which is free to both public and exhibitors, has about 250 examples of commercial working vehicles from the last century displayed on about 7 site locations in the 2 towns. All locations, which can be as much as 5 miles apart, are connected by a free regular classic bus and coach service.
There are also Edwardian fairground roundabouts and a steam shooting gallery, catering and trade stalls. The local population have taken to the rally with such enthusiasm over the years that many charity stalls are erected along the main streets.
The rally has grown to be one of the largest and most successful commercial vehicle rallies in the country and attracts entries from as far afield as Aberdeen, London, South Wales and Cornwall. The many thousands of visitors give a well needed early-in-the-year economic boost to the two communities and the atmosphere is terrific.
From the Steam Heritage Shop
A colour photo book of the steam rally scene in the 1990s, written by the editor of Vintage Spirit.
Engines at Work The full length collectors edition of Fred Dibnah's epic journey around Britain on his traction engine – complete and unedited.
- On the Line to Devil’s Bridge
- Moving forward – preservation in Aberdeen
- Party Time at Hollycombe
- Ellan Vannin Revisited
- Heading East via West Bay
- Rebuilding the Rochefort ‘Pont Transbordeur’
- What A Gem – Australian Marshall restored
- Exploring the Avon Valley
- Eastwards To Avalon – the little known Glastonbury Canal in Somerset
- Glorious Gillingham
- Recovery Is His Business
- The Future of Steam Preservation Is In Your Hands