The Annual BSEPS Road Run 2004

On Sunday 2nd May the Society held it's Annual Road Run; this was the second year around the Gamlingay area. The weather was overcast but a good day was still had by all. The run started at 12pm from Bryan and Sue Hawkins in Heath Road, destined for the Eight Bells Pub at Abbottsley for lunch.

There was a good selection of exhibits, with eight engines and 5 miniature steam, 5 tractors and half a dozen commercials. From Ford End, Essex, came Barry Freeman with Burrell "Rosemarie"

whilst in comparison were Dave Piggotts single-crank compound "Spider" and the Saunders Collection double-crank compound "Lord Kitchener", all finished in Burrell's maroon livery. From nearby tetworth came David Davenport with his 1908 Allchin and Geoff Scott-Coomber brought along Peter Norton's 1927 Fowler

The Forshaw family steamed to and from the event on their steam wagon, as did Chris Gray with Aveling & Porter tractor "Clementine". Paul and Jonathan Vickery completed the route in good time on Aveling & Porter roller "Mona", for a second year.

Chris Pumfrey bought along an Allis Chalmers Model U, whilst the Millard family exhibited their Fordson Major and also attended with their 4" Scale Burrell Traction Engine. Terry Baxter steamed his McLaren Showman's, which is also 4" Scale, and this was joined by another McLaren, which was making its first outing. The Worbey family completed the run with 6" Foden "Perry's Pride". Eddie Prior made a debut with his Austin Chummy, which ran well as did Irene Cooper's lovely restored Standard 10 Pick Up.

Pictures courtesy of Michael Pumfrey, Mark Worbey and Alan Nash.