Debut for vehicles at Shrewsbury Steam Rally’s Working Field

The Working Field

The Golden Age of Victorian Farming proves ever-popular, and pride of place at Shrewsbury Steam Rally is the Working Field. This year will see ‘new’ vehicles making their debut, with everything from heritage tractors, and a Claas Columbus combine harvester to a Simplex 1960’s operational 4 cow field milking bail, complete with cows! Working Field … Read more

Action-packed ‘Tractors with a Twist!’

The Challenger Tractor Pulling Club will once again be putting on an action-packed two days of pulling on the Working Field at Shrewsbury Steam Rally 2022. Kate Seabridge, organiser of this highly popular and exciting attraction said: “If you haven’t seen us before you are in for the thrilling and entertaining experience of vintage tractors … Read more

Rally Debut for BSA L26

Mark Bishop, Motorcycle Section Secretary for the Shrewsbury Steam Rally has announced: At this year’s Rally, we will have this BSA Model L26, 350cc single cylinder side-valve engine motorcycle, built in 1926.  It was a ‘one-family’ owned local bike that has never been restored and was last on the road in 1948! The bike was … Read more

First Appearance for Claas Columbus

Claas Columbus Combine Harvester

Making its first appearance at Shrewsbury Steam Rally in 2022 will be this Claas Columbus combine harvester. Originally owned, from new in 1965, by the National Institute of Agricultural Botany (NIAB), Cambridge for combining trial plots. Later purchased in 1985 by the famous Cambridgeshire farmer, Oliver Walston of Thriplow Farm Ltd for trial plots of … Read more

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