Tuesday, 30 August 2016

Steam at Earls Barton

We spent a pleasant few hours at the Earls Barton country fair yesterday where we saw this pretty little fairground engine. It was built in Kings Lyn by Savages in 1896 and was originally named ‘DORIS’ but has now been renamed ‘LYDIA GRACE’ by the present owner.

It would have powered a roundabout carrying 45+ people and would have been positioned at the centre of the ride. The small auxiliary steam engine mounted at the front end of the main engine powered the organ. This then is the Savage model five and a half ( 5 ½ )

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My moving picture here:

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