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Bedfordshire Steam and Country Fayre
Burrell no. 3695 RL Crane - Lord Derby - TB 2740 at Old Warden 09 - IMG 0459.jpg
Lord Derby outside Old Warden House
Organisers Bedfordshire Steam Engine Preservation Society
Sponsors (main) See list
Date held on 3rd Weekend September
Duration (days) 2
Venue Old Warden Park
Location nr
County Bedfordshire
Country England
NTET Accredited YES
Attendance numbers
(approximate no.)
Next Event Date 18 & 19th September 2010
First Event was held in (year) ?
Last Event was held in (year)
No. of years held 51st
Originally held at Wobourn Abbey Estate
Events Web Site

The Bedfordshire Steam and Country Fayre is held at the end of September at the Old Warden Park nr Biggleswade, Bedfordshire. The Rally is organised by the Bedford Steam Engine Preservation Society(BSEPS) with the Local Lions club and Scout troupe assisting with the gates, car parking etc..


The 2009 event was the 51st that has been held by the club. The earlier rallies started off at the Woburn Abbey Estate. The Event is one of the biggest in the country with 150 plus Engines visiting for the event.

The event is run as a National Traction Engine Trust Authorised Event.

Exhibits and attractions

Exhibit classes
  • Fairground rides & Stalls
  • Trade stalls
  • Club stands.
  • craft tent
  • Etc.

2016 Event

The 2016 event was held on the 1?th, 1?th and 1?th of September 2016.

Bedfordshire Steam & Country Fayre/2016

2015 Event

The 2015 event was held on the 1?th, 1?th and 1?th of September 2015.

Bedfordshire Steam & Country Fayre/2015

2014 Event

The 2014 event was held on the 12th, 13th and 14th of September 2014.

Bedfordshire Steam & Country Fayre/2014

2013 Event

The 2013 event was held on the ?th, 1?th and 1?th of September 2013.

Bedfordshire Steam & Country Fayre/2013

2012 Event

The 2012 event was held on the ?th, 1?th and 1?th of September 2012.

Bedfordshire Steam & Country Fayre/2012

2011 Event

The 2011 event was held on the ?th, 1?th and 1?th of September 2011.

Bedfordshire Steam & Country Fayre/2011

2010 Event

The 2010 event is on the weekend of the 18th and 19th of September

Bedfordshire Steam and Country Fayre/2010

2009 Event

The 2009 special them is Crane Engines with all 11 of the surviving UK engines present. Several are part way through restoration, with most of the others well known on the rally scene, but never all seen together before at one event.

Bedfordshire Steam and Country Fayre/2009

2009 Steam engines

Steam Engines list
Exhibit no. Engine (make & No.) Name Type year built Reg no. Owner Photo Misc info
1 Burrell no. 3166 Joe Chamberlain Crane Engine 1909 Reg no. ? R. Scourfield & Family Burrell no. 3166 RL Crane - Joe Chamberlain part rebuilt at Old Warden 09 - IMG 0417.jpg Under restoration
2 Burrell no. 3197 Old Tim Crane Engine 1910 AB 8904 D. Allen Burrell road loco crane sn 3197 Old Tim rge AB 8904 at GDSF 08 - IMG 0869.jpg (photo at gdsf) to change
3 Burrell no. 3695 Lord Derby Crane Engine 1915 TB 2740 R. Parrot collection Burrell no. 3695 RL Crane - Lord Derby - TB 2740 at Old Warden 09 - IMG 0459.jpg
? Burrell no. 3807 Nobby Crane Engine 1919 AH 0563 D. Fowler & Son Burrell no. 3807 Crane tractor - Nobby - AH 0563 at Old Warden 09 - IMG 0474.jpg
5 Burrell no. 3829 His Majesty Crane Engine 1921 PB 9687 L & D Searle Burrell no. 3829 RL Crane - His Majesty - PB 9687 at Old Warden 09 - IMG 0615.jpg
6 Burrell no. 4074 The Lark Crane Engine 1927 CF 7951 Robert Crawford collection Burrell no. 4074 RL Crane The Lark CF 7951 at Old Warden 09 - IMG 0441.jpg
? Clayton & Shuttleworth no. 45333 - Crane Engine 1912 - R. Scourfield & Family Clayton & Shuttleworth no. 45333 TE Crane (remains) at Old Warden 09 - IMG 0385.jpg Sole surviving C&S crane. To be rebuilt
8 Fowler no. 8920 The Great North Crane Engine 1901 SG 4713 L & D Searle collection 150px]]
9 Fowler no. 17106 Duke of York Crane Engine 1928 KD 2826 P. Scholey 150px]]
10 Fowler no. 17212 Wolverhampton Wanderer Crane Engine 1928 RF 6092 Len Crane 150px]]
11 Ransomes, Sims & Jefferies no. 31066 Hooky Crane Engine 1920 PV 4943 Bicknell collection 150px]]
Misc miniatures and other items from 12 to 25 omited from this table
26 Allchin no. 1652 Little Mo Traction engine 1914 EB 4938 R. Herring, ? 150px]]
27 Aveling & Porter no. 9096 Jubilee Traction engine 1920 AF 6001 D. Knott 150px]]
28 Aveling & Porter no. 11137 Wizard Traction engine 1925 SO 2182 A Cheyne 150px]]
29 Burrell no. 3923 Jessie Traction Engine 1922 EW 3026 B. Freeman 150px]]
? Foden no. ? - Steam tractor 1928 Reg no. ? owner ? 150px]]
? Fowler no. ? William Ploughing Engine 1869 Reg no. ? 150px]]
? Fowler no. ? Bacchus Road Roller 1931 Reg no.? owner ? 150px]]
24 Garrett no. ? MrPotter Traction engine 1913 Reg no. ? Owner ? 150px]]
? Marshall no. ? Emma Traction Engine 1913 Reg no. ? owner 150px]]
? Ransomes, Sims & Jefferies no. ? - Agricultural engine 1924 Reg no. ? J. Forshaw, Bedfordshire 150px]]
28 Ruston & Hornsby no. ? Moonlight Magic Steam roller 1929 Reg no. ? owner ? 150px]]
? Sentinel no. ? Shrewsbury Flyer Steam wagon 1934 reg no. ? owner collection 150px]]
? Tasker no. ? name ? Steam tractor (ex roller conversion) 1914 - M. Randall, Andover Hampshire 150px]]
? Wallis & Steevens no. ? Name ? Steam tractor 1930 Reg no. ? owner ? 150px]]

Steam models

A Number of 'Model' steam engines were present, but no details/photos were taken.

If you visited the show or your models were there please add details of them and photos below, thanks.

Commercial & Military vehicles

A number of interesting vehicles were present including these;


A approximately 100 tractor were present (? listed in guide), with a few interesting implements as well. A few interesting examples were mixed in with the usual grey fergy and Fordsons. A few were well restored examples while others were as found.

  • Details to follow. (list of makes / models i generic and needs updating)
Above list with more info to be transferred to the table below with photos
Tractor exhibit list
entry no. Make Model no. / type Reg no. Serial no. (if known) year built Owner Photo Misc info
? County County Super-4 Reg no. ? County no. ? ? owner ? 150px]] Fitted with winch
Add any other tractors from this event above here in Entry no order / ABC by make if no number
add more entries by copying block below and pasting in between entries 100px Tractor & Construction Plant Wiki:Requested images

- Make Model no. Reg no. ? Serial no Year Owner ? 100px Tractor & Construction Plant Wiki:Requested images 150px]]

Commercial vehicles

? exhibits listed

Military / Heavy Haulage

? exhibits listed

Past Events

Please add detail's of any past events if you visited with photos of the exhibits.

See also

References / sources

  • The show guide 2009

External links