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Tales from the West by Sean Murrell Spring 2024

A bit of a trip away from Sussex, the rally season started for me at the Abbey Hill Steam Rally in Somerset.
A show where the engine section alone can cover two rugby fields!

I took my 1952 Lister A with its newly fitted dynamo, as pleased with it as I am it was still one of the least interesting engines there, although it was fun to join in with the nighttime running. Section winner was a lovely 1912 Gardener 3V, other engines included a Grimoldby Demon Super, 1½ HP Bates & Edmonds Motor Co, 5HP Corbett Williams and a Sta Rite 4A.

I appreciate it’s a trek but Abbey Hill is always a show worth checking out.


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