The County of Salop Steam Engine Society celebrates its 60th Birthday

2021 marked the County of Salop Steam Engine Society turning 60 and what a remarkable 60 years it’s been. We couldn’t let this big occasion pass without celebrating in a suitable fashion. So we put our glad rags on, well, boots and overalls and held a small celebration for our members and of course their … Read more

Shrewsbury Steam Rally 2021 is sadly cancelled.

It is with great sadness we have to announce that the decision to cancel the Shrewsbury Steam Rally 2021 has been made by the organising committee. This news is of course extra sad since 2021 is our Society’s 60th anniversary and we were really hoping to put on a celebration. So, if we had gone with … Read more

Commemorative Mug Provides Valuable Funds For Our NHS

The County of Salop Steam Engine Society has donated £800 to Shrewsbury’s local NHS following the sale of a special commemorative mug. In the absence of a 2020 Shrewsbury Steam Rally, Michelle Wesley one of our society’s media team, had the great idea of the Society producing a special ‘limited-edition’ mug to commemorate ‘The Rally Season … Read more

Steam Engine Quiz – Spring 2020

In the June 2020 edition of Smokebox, our members’ newsletter, we published the following quiz questions. How many can you answer correctly? Here’s a link to the answers.

Shrewsbury Steam Rally 2020 is sadly cancelled

OFFICIAL STATUS UPDATE: 4th May 2020 The organising committee for Shrewsbury Steam Rally has now had the chance to review all the currently available information from the Government and held a somewhat unusual Committee meeting via conference call. During the meeting, the committee unanimously decided that the 2020 Shrewsbury Steam Rally will now very sadly … Read more

Shrewsbury Steam Rally – 2019 Awards

Best Steam Exhibit - Alex Sharphouse, Exhibit: Talisman

Steam Exhibits Best Steam ExhibitOwner: Alex SharphouseExhibit: Talisman Best Showman’s Road LocoOwner: Willem MiddlemissExhibit: Nero Best Showman’s Steam TractorOwner: Edward & Andrew GoddardExhibit: Little Sampson   Best Foden Steam VehicleOwner: Ian & Stewart CalderExhibit: Happy Jack Best Steam WagonOwner: The Goold FamilyExhibit: Sentinel S4 Tipper Best Road LocoOwner: The Shelmerdine FamilyExhibit: Fowler B5 Road Locomotive … Read more

Armed Forces Covenant Signed

In preparation for the 2019 Shrewsbury Steam Rally, which takes place at Onslow Park, Shrewsbury on the August Bank Holiday weekend, The County of Salop Steam Engine Society is pleased to announce their signing of the Armed Forces Covenant. As a result of the covenant, one of the highlights will be the involvement of 8 … Read more

Shrewsbury Steam Rally – 2018 Awards

Steam Exhibits Best Steam Exhibit Owner: Jane Crane & FamilyExhibit: Endurance Best Showman’s Road Loco Owner: Bill HuntExhibit: The Leader Best Showman’s Steam Tractor Owner: Thwaites FamilyExhibit: The Mighty Atom Best Foden Steam Vehicle Owner: Ian & Stewart CalderExhibit: Happy Jack Best Steam Wagon Owner: David & Kay HilditchExhibit: Sentinel DG4 Best Sentinel Steam Waggon … Read more