About the Ramsey Steam and Fire Show
One of the more colourful characters who ever lived in the city of Peterborough, about 75 miles north of London, was Walter Cornelius (1923–1983). He was a Latvian strongman, stuntman, and philanthropist who escaped the Iron Curtain by swimming the Baltic Sea. He gained local fame by performing stunts like pushing a pea through the city with his nose. Every year he made a failed attempt to fly across the River Nene by wearing a bird-suit and flapping huge wings attached to his arms while large crowds cheered him on. Had he lived today he might have been a headline act at the Ramsey Steam and Fire Show, held about 15 miles to the southeast in the town of Ramsey at the Ramsey Rural Museum.
Walter’s unique talents are missed but many other activities will keep you entertained at this two-day weekend event. The show will include the usual outdoor “trappings” of a steam event like classic cars and vintage steam-machines while the museum will allow guests to see examples of machinery, implements, and vehicles spanning 200 years of rural life.
Previous shows have featured guest appearances by Fireman Sam and the Reaper Squad. On the schedule will be Arena and Fire displays, Battle of Britain Memorial Flight (BBMF) flyovers along with the miniature steam and static exhibits. If Walter Cornelius could be there, he would probably head for the Local Ale Tent to think up another stunt to surpass his pea-pushing feat. Food and trade stalls will keep folks from any hunger pangs and, more importantly, this event will help local charities.
Ramsey Rural Museum
The Ramsey Rural Museum was the original site of a Benedictine Abbey that dates to the 10th century. The museum’s buildings are renovated 17th-century farm buildings filled with items donated by local companies and the public. The original idea for a museum occurred in 1977 by a group of farmers, businessmen, and local townsfolks. Visitors began arriving at the site in 1983 and the Museum’s official opening took place in 1988. The museum is a charitable incorporated organisation that is managed and maintained entirely by volunteers.
Entry To The Event
The Ramsey Steam and Fire Show will begin at 10:00 a.m. on both days and run until 4:30 p.m. (4:00 p.m. for Sunday). The Museum hours may not be the same so please check on that before your arrival and plan accordingly. The entry fee may change as well but the most recent fee was £5.50 for adults, £5.00 for concessions and £3.50 for children.
Somewhere to Stay in Cambridgeshire
The Rivermill Caravan & Camping Park is a great place for campers, “glampers”, and RVs to spend the weekend. It offers a countryside feel but still close to “civilization” with all the amenities. Another family-friendly campsite is the Fenland Camping and Caravan Park located about 12 miles northeast of the Museum. Hotels and B&Bs are plentiful in Peterborough and the surrounding area.
Other Things To Do Around The Area
The weekend show will allow visitors to visit some of the local attractions like the Flag Fen Archaeology Park. It is a 3,500 year-old archaeological site with an ancient bronze age causeway. Longthorpe Tower is another local site with medieval pictographs.
Visitors will enjoy ample free parking with spots for the disabled. The Museum is wheelchair accessible, but the outdoor area of the show may have some areas where wheelchairs may be a bit hampered by mud and uneven ground. If you plan on bringing your pet dog be sure to ask the Museum about their policy for pets. Visitors are welcome to try pushing a pea with their nose around the parking lot before entering the Ramsey Steam and Fire Show.
When is the next Ramsey Steam and Fire Show?
The Ramsey Steam and Fire Show is planned to take place at Wood Lane, Ramsey, Cambridgeshire, PE26 2XD, Saturday 4th July, 2020. This is a Weekend Steam Event.
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