Blunham Village Day 2006

Blunham Village Day 2006

Blunham Village Day 2006


Saturday 24th June saw the beginning of a new style of event for the Society, a village day. Held in the village of Blunham the event was held in conjunction with local clubs and societies with the focus on them raising money for good causes within the village. Various stalls were to be found around the village and the two pubs - The Horseshoes and the Salutation had refreshments available.

A good selection of exhibits turned out with 12 full size engines, 8 miniatures and a selection of tractors, cars and commercial vehicles. Making its debut in the area was Eddie Prior's "Figment of the Imagination", an interesting vehicle with a striking yellow livery, and this was joined by another freelance build, John Kilgour's "Spider 2". From Stotfold came Saunders' "Ex Mayor" which accompanied Keith Honour's Organ, and from Shefford the Parrish's Fowell No. 92 and the Worbey Family with Marshall 76751. From Tetworth came David Davenport's Allchin, Pete Norton's Fowler and Bob Jakes recently purchased Aveling & Porter Tractor "Margaret". John Mann bought along with Fowler Ploughing Engine "Sevington", whilst Matt & Dan Barklem's A veling & Porter roller "Silver Streak" was running up and down the village. From Kempston, Gary Woolley steamed in with his Super Sentinel and from Wilstead came Michael Maskell's Fowler "Lord of the Isles". Miniatures on show included Liz Grimes' 6" Allchin which was giving rides, Terry Young's Garrett "Master Potter", The Millard Family and Kevin Strawbridge with Burrell's, Mick Cox's Foden Wagon and Den & Chris Lee's Aveling & Porter "George". The Society's Grand Draw 3" Marshall was on display with tickets on sale.

A lunchtime road run took exhibits to the next village of Tempsford, just in time to coincide with a Wedding Party leaving the church!