Marsham Summer Show
Marsham summer show took place on the 8th and 9th August, this year the sun came out, the ground was very dry and dusty what a difference from last year.
We had many lovely and rare exhibits on display, ranging from wonderful models working and static which were of credit to their owners, various collections including tools, military, toy vehicles, milk bottles and much more.
Tractors ranged from the very old to the very modern, a selection of almost everything could be seen. I will mention just a few that caught my eye, a 1931 Austin made for vineyard work, a Renault 1921 H I track only 600 believed to have been made and 6 or so exist today, a 1917 Sawyer Massey with its orange counterpart alongside, a wonderful industrial yellow Massey complete with bucket model IG2249 ex USA Airforce, Gerald Wallis totally restored but at times reluctant to run! The Whiting Bull model Big Bull the first tractor in Heacham and so many more all around the showground, Blue Force and Tractor Pulling on the stubble field completed the line up.
In the engine ring a varied display worked away, best exhibit for me was the "Wash and brush up for 1/6" powered by a Bamford EVI, Jack thought this very useful to wash his hands in the sink! many others including Bamford Tulip Top running a Lister pump, a Wolseley WD 1/11 running a Fellow and Bate Ltd grinding wheel, a Mianus Motor Works Stamford Conn USA believed to be a boat engine of about 1912. A different touch from a couple of exhibitors came in the form of illumination on Saturday evening after the road run and Hog roast whilst the band played in the building, it made a nice sight and perhaps could be expanded next time.
Wandering around the site classic cars, vintage gypsy wagons, heavy horses,vintage commercials, radio controlled trucks and cars all took our eye, my favourite came in the form of 2 BSA Bantam GPO telegraph motor cycles, the older of the pair 1953 complete with exemption disc and instruction on the fuel tank for 2 shots to 1 Gallon, the latter a 1971 B175 was last issued at Newbury and was the last of the telegraph bikes. Our thanks to all the Bantam Club who shared their time and knowledge so freely and for putting on such a lovely display.
The ring had a full programme of events both days including dog displays, Norwich pipe band, sheep shearing and the new event of "The Bar Stool Relay" undertaken by members of the horticultural stand who also put on a grand display of machinery and implements next to the engine ring. The event involved passing a baton and driving around obstacles along a course in the main ring, and of course lots of liquid that looked like beer!! Was anyone left dry I wonder?
Congratulations to Sid and Debbie who were transported to this event in the ring on the Bar stool Piano Trailer.
Finally my apologies if I have missed anything out, our thanks to all the trade stands and stalls and to everyone who made this event such a lovely weekend.