TG1823 : 1930s Loughborough College stationary engine

taken 7 months ago, near to Marsham, Norfolk, Great Britain

1930s Loughborough College stationary engine
1930s Loughborough College stationary engine
Loughborough College is a general further education college located in Leicestershire. The engine depicted here was built in the mid-1930s and used mainly as a laboratory test engine for students at the college to prove heat engine theories. These engines were designed to run on various fuels such as gas, petrol or paraffin. To enable this to be achieved, several parts of the engines are variable. This particular engine currently runs on lead-free petrol.
Marsham Starting Handle Club Summer Show 2017
The show, the seventh in as many years, was held over the weekend of 12/13th August. It is growing bigger every year. More than 500 exhibitors displayed their tractors, stationary engines, vintage lawnmowers and agricultural implements, but there is much more to see on the 13-acres site which adjoins Orchard Cottage in Allison Street, such as several rare, "dancing" dual drive Doe-built tractors, classic and military vehicles and motorcycles, demonstrations in the parade ring of working gun and sheep dogs and demonstrations of old-time ploughing and harvesting in a crop field nearby. For the first time since its restoration the Soame steam wagonette was featured. The first tractor pulling event in the county for 27 years was also held here (in 2013). Fairground organs create just the right atmosphere, a bouncy castle provides entertainment for the younger visitors, and a variety of stalls can be sampled in the fun fair section of the site. Food vendors guarantee that no-one will be going home hungry.

According to Bob Parke, the site owner and one of the organisers, the show featured 350 tractors, over 100 classic cars, and about 80 motorcycles and had about 2,500 visitors.
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Sunday, 13 August, 2017   (more nearby)
Monday, 14 August, 2017
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OSGB36: geotagged! TG 1827 2348 [10m precision]
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