About the Carrington Steam and Heritage Show
About 120 miles north of London is the town of Boston, population of about 35,000. April 1 in 1872, was not a very good day for William Frederick Horry. The previous day his defense of insanity failed to sway a jury so his sentence of death by hanging was carried out. His thoughtful executioner was kind enough to make William the first person known to be hung by the 'long drop' method, considered at the time to be more humane than the 'short drop' method. There are no hangings in Boston anymore but for one weekend in May in nearby Carrington is the Carrington Steam and Heritage Show.
This event won’t leave you hanging for entertainment as it offers many activities for the whole family. The attractions include machinery displays, live music, and things for kids to enjoy.
Nostalgia and fun will be on display as well as steam engines, vintage cars, and agricultural machinery. Bouncy castles and clowns will have your kids giggling all day, and the whole family will gasp when the Paul Hannan ATV Stunt Show takes centre stage. Mr. Alexanders Travelling show will make you smile as he digs deep into his bag of tricks and juggles while riding a unicycle. On top of that is live music and plenty of great food and drink stands.
Carrington Steam and Heritage Show
The Carrington Steam and Heritage Show began in 1959 as a simple gathering of local steam traction engines, and it naturally grew into the show that it is today. The current chairperson is Alex Bell, and he strives to make the show better with each passing year.
Entry To The Event
The gates for this two-day weekend steam rally will open at 9:00 a.m. each day and last into the evening. Tickets are £10.00 for people age 15 and older with a £15.00 fee for those who will attend both days. Children age 14 are admitted free of charge
Somewhere to Stay in Lincolnshire
By May, the weather will be warm enough for campers and caravaners to take advantage of the on-site camp area. For a £50.00 pitch for the weekend, campers will get adult weekend tickets for the rally. Be sure to submit a camping booking form available as a download. Note that the campsite does not have shower facilities, but there are alternate campsites in the area. Those who prefer a hotel can find many choices in Boston, south of Carrington.
Getting To White House Farm
Drivers arriving from Boston will simply drive north on the B1183 for about 6 miles. From the A16 head west on Hall Lane, W. Fenn, Stickney Lane, that terminates at the B1183 or Main Road. Turn south and drive about 3 miles to the show. From Horncastle, take Boston Road (A153) to where the road splits off to the left (A1183). Stay on the A1183 for about 12 miles to the destination.
Other Things To Do Around Carrington
While visiting Boston, the 83-metre-tall perpendicular Gothic tower called 'The Stump' is a dominating sight that you can see from miles away. It is part of St. Botolph’s, one of the UK’s largest parish churches and is the first thing you’ll see as you approach the town. Completed in 1510, it is a great place to spend a few hours. Another unique place to visit is The Bubblecar Museum, with a display of cars under 700 ccs dating from the Bubblecar boom in the 50s and 60s.
Well behaved dogs are welcome. The rally is held on the outside, so wheelchair users will need to navigate over some uneven grassy ground. Finally, before you head up to Carrington to the Carrington Steam and Heritage Show, spend a few minutes at the George Hotel in Boston, where William Frederick Horry and his wife owned shortly after they married in 1866. It seems that Horry's alcoholism and accusations of Jane's infidelity with customers were some of the issues that led to an abysmal decision by William.
When is the next Carrington Steam and Heritage Show?
The Carrington Steam and Heritage Show is planned to take place at White House Farm, Main Road, Carrington, Boston, Lincolnshire, PE22 7DZ, Sunday 24th May, 2020. This is a Two Day Steam Rally.
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