The Royal Norfolk Show
We attended the Royal Norfolk Show on June 25th and 26th where once again we were lucky to have perfect weather conditions lots of sunshine but not to hot. Many club members like to attend this event and the standard of exhibits was very high.
Engines ran all day on both days to give a fine display, this year the engine pen was arranged slightly differently to give better viewing of the engines,we were fortunate to have some exhibits which had not been displayed with us before, including the Loughborough College engine built in mid 1930's and restored 2 years ago. Sid and Wayne were in charge of a Lister D 1936 with hedge cutter attachment, a Petter Appletop 3 hp driving a Honey Spinner caught my eye and for local interest a 1938 Lister D running a Laurence and Scott generator. (The company are still in Norwich.)
Tractors complemented the engine ring and most makes on display were new to the show, including a BeneTulliere Multiplex 412 and a Bautz which was manufactured in 1953. The Horticultural exhibits seem to be an expanding part of our club and once again a fine display was presented. Some club members also provided equipment for the working bygones stand adjacent to us and took part in the display provided during the day, it was a very enjoyable experience to see how things worked and had large amounts of spectators.
Finally it was a great honour to be presented with The Barclays Bank Challenge Cup by The Earl of Wessex on the Thursday.Our thanks must go to those who worked so hard to make this show a great success.