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

Have-A-Go Day – What a day!

Well, what a great Have-A-Go Day it was indeed. The sun had got his hat on, and his driving gloves too! A huge thanks to everyone that came along and Had-A-Go and an equally as huge thanks to all the vehicle owners that donated so much of their time as well as their vehicles for … Read more

Shrewsbury Steam Rally 2017 – Review

The Rally always seems to come and go so quickly, but with everything this year being so busy and working so well, partly due to the fantastic weather, it seems no time at all since we (that’s the royal we!) first started marking out the layout of the Rally at Onslow Park this year. But before our thoughts turn too far towards the 2018 Shrewsbury Steam Rally, let’s take a brief look back at the 2017 rally.

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W&LLR Engine Makes its Debut at Onslow

Hunslet 2-6-2T locomotive No. 85

Hunslet 2-6-2T locomotive No. 85A new attraction at our 2017 rally will be the Hunslet 2-6-2T locomotive No. 85 courtesy of the Welshpool & Llanfair Light Railway (W&LLR).

Hunslet 2-6-2T locomotive No. 85 was built in 1954 for service in Sierra Leone and purchased from a scrap dealer by the W&LLR in 1975. It’s been a feature exhibit in the summer-long festival of ‘Fire, Furnace and Steam’ at Blists Hill Victorian Town until Friday 25th August, after which it will then make its debut at Shrewsbury Steam Rally.

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Mary Webb Anniversary

Mary Webb

Our 2017 Rally will feature a joint exhibition with the Mary Webb Society, about the Shropshire poet and authoress, Mary Webb. Not just to commemorate the 90th anniversary of her death, but also the centenary of the publication of her book: Gone to Earth.

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