Crowds set to steam in for annual gathering of historic vehicles

Dacorum Steam and Country Fayre. Picture: ProMedia.
Dacorum Steam and Country Fayre. Picture: ProMedia.
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Visitors can take a ride back in time when crowds steam into Potten End this weekend.

There’s something for all the family at the Dacorum Steam and Country Fayre which is taking place on Saturday, July 25 and Sunday, July 26.

Vintage cars at Dacorum Steam and Country Fayre. Picture: ProMedia

Vintage cars at Dacorum Steam and Country Fayre. Picture: ProMedia

The event will be taking place on the 62-acre showground at Green Croft Farm (HP1 2SG).

There promises to be a packed weekend of activities, with a chance to admire heavy horses, blacksmithing demonstrations and birds of prey displays.

There will be glass blowing, archery, restored cars, farm machinery, vintage tractors and commercial fire and military vehicles.

The event helps boost the funds of The Hospice of St Francis which relies on donations to continue its care for patients.

The Dacorum Machinery and Steam Preservation Group, who organise the event, have donated more than £120k to the Berkhamsted-based charity over the last eight years to help it continue to provide its care for Herts and Bucks people facing life-limiting illness.

The group also runs the event to inspire the next generation to preserve the vintage vehicles of their heritage.

At this year’s event there’ll be live music and fun for the children too, with circus skills, Thomas the Tank Engine rides and lots more.

There will also be plenty of refreshments too for all to enjoy.

Hemel Hempstead MP, Mike Penning, who attends the event every year as one of the Hospice’s patrons, said: “What the organisers do for the community is incredible – without what they and people like them do, the hospice wouldn’t be able to continue to provide its vital services.”

There is free parking with tractor/trailer rides from the car park to the show entrance. The show will be open from 10am until 5pm on both days.

Admission is £7 for adults, £4 for children/concessions or £15 for a family ticket.

Visit www.dacorummachineryandsteam.co.uk for more information on the group and to view pictures from last year.