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
Episodes 7-12 7: Mechanics and Riveters 8: Pattern Making 9: Engines at Work 10: Chains and Copper 11: The Engineering Workshop 12: A Lifetime’s…
The hilarious story of the rebuild of Richard ‘Turbo’ Vincent’s Foden steam wagon No. 11414 Freddie.
A varied and enchanted life told by a man who has been a Sea Captain, Explosives Expert, owner of a Naturist Club and eventually a trained Psychic. Married…
A guide to the paddle steamers used – and lost – in the First World War.