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Posted by Punkie | Jul 16, 2008 @ 02:12 PM | 7,942 Views
President is a Steam narrow boat built in 1908. she, along with Kildare her Butty (unpowered boat), are owned by the Black Country Living Museum and undertake tours of waterways in the summer to raise funds for the museum.
http://www.nb-president.org.uk/index.php
http://www.bclm.co.uk/
She could carry 18 tons and the Butty could carry 25. She would have worked between Birmingham and London taking 54 hours on the "fly", (day and night) to do the trip.
She has made her way onto the Great Ouse in East Anglia as part of this years tour, so I was able to go and see her moored at the Cam conservators moorings at Clayhithe Bridge, Horningsea. Where I was able to photogrph her first from the Bridge pub and then from the mooring....Continue Reading
Posted by Punkie | Jul 01, 2008 @ 01:27 PM | 8,504 Views
Now onto Sunday and I returned to Rougham airfield for the “Wings Wheels and Steam” country fair. It was basically a show were old things were on display, The wings part was covered by a small display by a few aircraft like the tiger clubs 4 Turbulents, 3 stearmen and a Yak 52.
Wheels, well there was, old motorbikes, tractors, cars, Lorries, old army vehicles and bicycles,
Steam, Steam cars, Traction engines and a lorry covered the steam part.
Add in a free circus for the children, sheep dog display, birds of prey display, folk music in the tea tent and Morris men outside the beer tent, two long rows of stationary engines, it was a good day.
Were else do you get to see three Stearman taking off in formation whilst you are watching the Green dragon Morris men?
More pictures...Continue Reading