Saddles & Steam – Singleton 17/18th Aug 2019
By Brian Charman
My weekend started on the Thursday when I spent a few hours measuring and marking out our exhibit area. The weather was good with warm sunshine and the forecast for the following three days was looking promising with some rain showers!
On Friday, exhibitors who were camping started arriving and Saturday morning saw the last of the exhibitors on site and it wasn’t long before engines were all fired up and running. We were displaying eleven engines of various makes and models that were all driving something different relating to the early days of farming. It was a very interesting display. Sunday started off with a very heavy downpour but soon cleared allowing for another day of sunshine. Engines fired up for the second day and I don’t think any gave trouble and were happily running until the show closed around 5pm.
Over the two days there was a good attendance by the public and interest was keen along our line of engines with many questions being asked. One member of public from Brighton even requested a SEAMS membership form which Ian very quickly produced and handed over!
The organiser for the Weald & Downland, Phil Read wandered along our exhibits on the Sunday and expressed what an excellent display we had put on and wished his thanks to be passed to all exhibitors. He did whisper in my ear that he would like to see us again next year and that the dates were 15th & 16th August. Information will be circulated nearer the time.