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The Society

The Shrewsbury Steam Rally is organised by the County of Salop Steam Engine Society Ltd, a not for profit organisation with the sole purpose of furthering the interest in, the preservation of, and the promotion of steam and vintage vehicles as something worth preserving. All funds generated by the Rally are for the sole purpose of building awareness and promoting steam engines and vintage vehicles. Your ticket contribution is helping raise money and allowing us to advance our society’s aim of preservation of steam engines.

The Society is always open to new members, and you don’t necessarily have to be involved in restoration to become a member. Just your enthusiasm and interest is enough.

However, many of our members are actively involved in restoring a vintage project of one kind or another, or they already own a vintage vehicle of some kind. So it’s a great way of learning about, and maybe even getting involved with, other people’s ongoing restoration projects.

The Rally simply would not be possible if it wasn’t for the efforts of our army of volunteers, something for which the Society is always very grateful for. Being a member also offers you the opportunity to get involved in the organising and running of the Rally.

Our 'Smokebox' newsletter

Our ‘Smokebox’ newsletter

Membership – what you get

  • One day’s free entry to the Shrewsbury Steam Rally
  • The ‘Smokebox’ newsletter
  • Free admission to our programme of winter social evenings
  • Subsidised annual Christmas dinner/dance

Membership prices

  • Single membership: £20
  • Joint membership: £25

If you would like to become a member and benefit from Society activities then please download and complete the application form via the following link.

Download Membership Form

Once we’ve received your application it will be presented at the next Committee meeting, which are held on the third Thursday of every month. You will be notified in writing by the Society Secretary of the outcome of your application. If your application was successful, included with the notice will be an invoice for the total due amount of the membership fee(s) which must be paid within 14 days.

PLEASE NOTE: Membership of the Society does not carry with it any automatic right to exhibit at the Rally. Exhibits are displayed at the Rally by invitation only, which are issued by, and entirely at the discretion of, the Section Secretary of each section.