Steam Rally In Sussex

Saturday 18th August, 2018  -  Sunday 19th August, 2018 Weekend Steam Rally August, Sussex No comments yet.

About the Weald and Downland Vintage and Steam

In the 1960s and 1970s, her older sister Patty was cavorting with the likes of ex-Beatle George Harrison and iconic musician Eric Clapton. Jennie Boyd was also carving out some rock history herself. She was the inspiration of Donavan’s hit song titled “Jennifer Juniper” and as a teenager, she began an on/off relationship with Mick Fleetwood of Fleetwood Mac fame. She was born in the town of Guildford, located about 27 miles southwest of London. Instead of travelling to India with the Beatles to attend a session in Transcendental Meditation, she could have found her “inner peace” just 30 miles south of Guildford at The Weald and Downland Open Air Museum in the town of Singleton. 

Jennifer Boyd may not be into steam but steam enthusiasts and families looking for a day of fun will find it in ample supply at the Weald and Downland Vintage and Steam rally held every August at the museum.

The two-day weekend event will treat visitors to a “fantastic selection of demonstrations and exhibits, with full size, miniature and model steam engines on display and working around the site.” A full schedule of parades featuring military and commercial vehicles, motorcycles, steam engines, and of course the classic and vintage cars will last all afternoon in the arena. The Museum is a show in itself as are the more than 50 rescued historic rural buildings from across southeast England. Food and drink at several locations plus live music on the Vintage Stage are just a few of the highlights on tap.  

Weald and Downland Living Museum

The Museum project was formed in 1967 led by a small group of enthusiasts, including the museum's founder, the late Dr. J.R. Armstrong. It opened to the public on September 5, 1970. The 40-acre open-air museum features over 50 historic buildings dating from 950AD to the 19th century, along with gardens, farm animals, walks, and a mill pond. The goal of the founders was to establish a centre that could rescue examples of “vernacular buildings” from South East England and stimulate public awareness and interest. 

Entry To The Event

The gates will fly open at 10:30 a.m. and stay open until 5:00 p.m. The entry fee for the museum includes the Weald and Downland Vintage and Steam event and is £15.50 (£14.00) for adults, £13.50 (£12.00) for people 60 years and more, £7.50 (£6.50) for kids age 5-17, and free for younger kids. Disabled folks and their caretaker can enter for £5.00 (£4.50). The prices in parenthesis are the standard fee with no Gift Aid donation added. There are also some Family and Grandparent packages available.   

Somewhere to Stay in Sussex

Accommodations for overnight and weekend visitors should not be difficult to find because there any many camping and glamping sites, caravan parks, hotels, B&Bs, and Inns around Chichester. 

Other Things To Do Around Chichester

The city of Chichester is located less than 10 miles south of Singleton where a lot of fun and interesting activity awaits the visitor. The Chichester Canal offers boat trips and guided cruises along the 19th-century waterway as well as fishing, model boating activities, or just a stroll to explore the local wildlife. Another Chichester attraction is the Novium Museum. The award-winning museum is built over the remains of a Roman bathhouse and with three floors of fantastic exhibitions.

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Car parking is free, and dogs are welcome if kept on a short lead. Baby change facilities, portable toilets, and handicapped-accessible toilets will be available as marked on the program map. Jenny Boyd was also a model known for dancing down the runway instead of walking. Visitors to the Weald and Downland Vintage and Steam can dance all they want in regular clothing if they wish.


When is the next Weald and Downland Vintage and Steam?

The Weald and Downland Vintage and Steam is planned to take place at Weald and Downland Living Museum, Singleton, Chichester, Sussex, PO18 0EU, Saturday 18th August, 2018. This is a Weekend Steam Rally.

Weald and Downland Living Museum
PO18 0EU

Weald and Downland Living Museum
01243 811363

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