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spitfire aircraft


This year Cromford Steam Rally has expanded making it a bigger and better show than before. Not all sections are in the usual area as we have had to make room for new exhibits and displays. The military section is a lot bigger this year as we continue to expand our displays and vehicles. We also have two new sections, the car section now has a modern classic area and we have a small 'invite only' modern working truck section. We also see more exhibits in the motorcycle, tractor and stationary engine areas with the working plant area seeing more plant than ever.

There will be parades in the main arena from our regular vehicle sections, including steam engines, commercials, military, motorcycles, tractors, vintage & classic cars, along with a few surprises on the day. Also at the event will be an olde tyme fair, fair organs, along with the model tent, bygones, Trade and Charity Stalls, and not forgetting hot & cold refreshments.

Please scroll down the page to find out what other attractions are at this years show, and remember to check back from time to time, as more things are added regularly as they get confirmed. Click here to DOWNLOAD THIS YEARS LEAFLET

The Mavericks
Mavericks Native American & Cowboy Display Team

The Mavericks

New to the event was the Mavericks Native American & Cowboy Display Team.  A living history group that told the story of the American Wild West.

Punch and Judy
Paul Temple with Mr Punch

Professor Paul Temple's Punch & Judy

Professor ​Paul Temple has performed his famous Punch & Judy Show at events throughout the UK for the last 35 years

Most recently his show was seen on Channel 5's Television show "Billionaire Birthday Babies " The show has been updated for modern audiences while retaining all of the traditional fun and excitement. It’s a show that has something to keep everyone laughing, with all the usual mad cap antics of Mr Punch and his traditional squeaky voice, the Crocodile and of course the sausages.

perfect vintage
perfect vintage 1940s singers

Perfect Vintage Singers

Brian and Cherie are a vocal duo who have performed all over the U.K. and are highly regarded in the vintage scene. Their fun performances, great sense of humour and love for all things vintage shines through along with a great rapport with the audience.

You can expect to hear all the classic songs from each era, bringing back those delightful memories of times gone by.

on the beat cars
on the beat classic police cars

On-The-Beat Classic Cars

On-The-Beat Classic Cars are a unique group grooving right back to the swinging '60s. displaying a majority of  police vehicles. There is a display of Police uniform and related items from the 30s to the 60s too. The 1960s uniformed re-enactment group will be patrolling the area to give history on the vehicles or to pose for a photo opportunity!

cromford steam working area
the ragged victorians

The Ragged Victorians

The 'Ragged Victorians - The Great Unwashed' are an award winning living history group,re-enacting the lower classes of Victorian England, c1851. They have research and respectfully, enter into the lives of these poor unfortunate souls. Dressing in the clothes of the time, using the language, the goods and the currency, to portray, as near to life as possible, the hardships they endured. 

chapeltown silver prize band

Chapeltown Silver Prize Band

Chapeltown Silver Prize Band, now based in High Green (near Chapeltown) in Sheffield, is an ambitious and successful brass band competing in the First Section with a history dating back to the 1870s. They will be performed on both Saturday and Sunday.

great oak forge blacksmith

Great Oak Forge Blacksmith

Great Oak Forge blacksmith, Ben Cooper, will be demonstrating over the weekend. He specialises in hand made iron household items. His work is functional, unique and will add character to any house.  

vintage trial bikes

Derbyshire Trials Club

We are delighted to have the Derbyshire trials club, plus a bit on the side at this years show. They will be giving demonstrations of their riding skills on a purpose built course near the working area.

ragged victorians
trial bikes
steam engines in the arena
military living history groups

Military Living History Groups

The Notts and Derby 1939-45 Living History Group, will be show-casing their original and replica memorabilia with a focus on the infantry, the gunners and the armour of our famous County Regiments such as: the Sherwood Foresters, the South Notts Hussars Yeomanry, the Nottinghamshire Sherwood Rangers Yeomanry.
Other groups will be announced in the coming weeks leading up to the show.


Iconic WWII Aircraft

The Iconic WW2 aircraft group are re-enactors with something special to offer.  This year they will be displaying the legendary WWII Mark IX replica Spitfire which has been used on various TV programmes and films. Complete with groundcrew, it will be a true sight to see. The guys will be also on hand to answer any questions and will be happy to talk about the history of the aircraft.

fun dog show


Why not enter your perfect pooch in the Fun Dog Show new to Cromford Steam Rally this year. Hosted by Ashbourne Animal Welfare, all dogs are welcome. Judging will commence at 12 noon on both days and entries will be taken from 10am onwards. Classes are £2 per dog per class and proceeds will be going to Ashbourne Animal Welfare.

CLASSES ARE: Most Handsome Dog | Prettiest Female | Waggiest Tale

Junior Handler | Best Biscuit Catcher | Rescue | Top Dog

Lost of lovely prizes and rosettes to be won! kindly sponsored by Hasland Pet Supplies.


There & Back Light Railway

The kids are going to love There and back light railway which will be giving rides to the youngsters all weekend.


Please check back soon, as more attractions will be added as they get confirmed.

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