Steaming Day 28th July 2013

The steaming day and vintage transport exhibition on Sunday 28 July was a great success the weather being ideal for the outside events and the Beam Engine House nice and cool. Pride of place was taken with the ad hoc collection of the trust’s own motorised equipment, in daily use around the site and a volunteer’s car which if not vintage, certainly ancient.
We also had a visit from one of our volunteers, Ron Wade, who suffered a stroke and is paraplegic, but determined to keep in touch. He single handed kept the grounds in a reasonable condition and initially stocked the cooling pond with fish.
This visit was no easy task, requiring a private ambulance, three nursing staff and a state of the art life support system wheel chair. Ron said he was pleased with the day out and would try and make it a annual event.