WHAT'S ON AT CROMFORD STEAM?
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.
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.
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 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 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!
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, 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, 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.
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.