|Bedfordshire Steam and Country Fayre|
|Lord Derby outside Old Warden House|
|Organisers||Bedfordshire Steam Engine Preservation Society|
|Sponsors (main)||See list|
|Date held on||3rd Weekend September|
|Venue||Old Warden Park|
| Attendance numbers|
|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||www.bseps.org.uk|
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.
Exhibits and attractionsEdit
- Exhibit classes
- Steam engines
- Vintage Cars
- Commercial vehicles
- Stationary Engines
- Collectable Models
- Collectables displays
- Several Working displays of old farming methods
- Fairground rides & Stalls
- Trade stalls
- Club stands.
- craft tent
The 2016 event was held on the 1?th, 1?th and 1?th of September 2016.
The 2015 event was held on the 1?th, 1?th and 1?th of September 2015.
The 2014 event was held on the 12th, 13th and 14th of September 2014.
The 2013 event was held on the ?th, 1?th and 1?th of September 2013.
The 2012 event was held on the ?th, 1?th and 1?th of September 2012.
The 2011 event was held on the ?th, 1?th and 1?th of September 2011.
The 2010 event is on the weekend of the 18th and 19th of September
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.
2009 Steam enginesEdit
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 vehiclesEdit
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)
- David Brown
- Field Marshall
- Ford-Ferguson (Ford 9N)
- International Harvester
- John Deere
- Massey Ferguson
- Ransomes Mowers
- Ransomes MG tractors
- Above list with more info to be transferred to the table below with photos
|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||
|-||Make||Model no.||Reg no. ?||Serial no||Year||Owner ?||150px]]|
? exhibits listed
Military / Heavy HaulageEdit
? exhibits listed
Please add detail's of any past events if you visited with photos of the exhibits.
- List of steam fairs
- List of Named Vehicles
- List of Vehicles by registration number
- Shows and Meets
- Clubs Listing
References / sourcesEdit
- The show guide 2009