Rolling back from Dorset

With the cold winter evenings now in full force, the rally season now seems a long time ago. As previously posted on the site, club members Peter “Nobby” Narraway and Dave “Freddy” Cooper made the long trek home from the Great Dorset Steam Fair by road with their Aveling rollers (no.8489 of 1915, and no.10168 of 1921) following one of the very best special section displays at the show.

The 45 miles were undertaken over 2 days with 27 miles being covered on the first day, and the remaining 18 the following day, the destination being a farm near Pewsey. Following this the 12 mile journey was made up to Great Bedwyn for the Crofton Beam Engines steam gala, then back home to Thatcham from there – a final 18 mile leg.

Here are some pictures from the 2 day trek from Dorset to Pewsey.

Ready for the off - Sunday night at The Great Dorset Steam Fair photo copyright David Hargreave

Ready for the off – Sunday night at The Great Dorset Steam Fair photo copyright David Hargreave

Decending hill towards Netherhampton photo copyright David Hargreave

Decending hill towards Netherhampton photo copyright David Hargreave

The overnight stop by the Avon at Middle Woodford photo copyright David Hargreave

The overnight stop by the Avon at Middle Woodford photo copyright David Hargreave

Coming through west Amesbury photo copyright David Hargreave

Coming through west Amesbury photo copyright David Hargreave

Going over Queensberry Bridge West Amesbury photo copyright David Hargreave

Going over Queensberry Bridge West Amesbury photo copyright David Hargreave

Stop for a cuppa at Netheravon - only another few miles to go

Stop for a cuppa at Netheravon – only another few miles to go

Stooks of barley in a field near Pewsey

Stooks of barley in a field near Pewsey

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One Response to Rolling back from Dorset

  1. Tristan says:

    What a great trip! Love how the rollers look a lot less dusty the further from Dorset they got!!!

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