Torbay Steam Fair 5th and 6th August 2017
The first weekend of August was yet again Torbay Steam Fair and we had been invited back with our display.
It was to be a weekend of firsts for our group. For one of our members it was the first time attending the event in over 20 years. For another member, it was the first time he had portrayed a WW1 Tommy in the trenches and last but no least it was the first outing of our new big top.
Due to the weather, the public day on Friday 4th, had to be cancelled. This meant that our set up day was moved from the Thursday to the Friday.
It was the right decision by the committee to keep the event attendees and public away as it helped to preserve the site and stopped it getting churned up by all the vehicle movement.
Friday was spent setting up and learning the ways of our new tent, which is in fact a British Army Field Hospital tent, the design has not changed since the first world war.
Saturday and Sunday were the open days for the public and as hoped the sun came out and the weather was perfect all weekend.
A WW1 Trench system had been dug and trench tours were conducted all weekend.
Yet again we had a great weekend supporting this local event, for some of the group, raising money for S.S.A.F.A. and we are already looking forward to next year.
Here is a gallery of some of our pictures.