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Stonham Barns Leisure Park, in Stonham Aspal, near Stowmarket, to host Steam and Vintage Show in May





A host of historic steam engines, rollers and tractors will descend on a Suffolk holiday park in May for a weekend of festivities and fun.

Stonham Barns Park, in Stonham Aspal, near Stowmarket, will host a Steam and Vintage Show on Saturday, May 18 and Sunday, May 19.

The enhanced two day show will bring together a collection of vehicles including those already mentioned, as well as stationary engines, agricultural and construction vehicles and vintage motorcycles.

Faith, which was built in 1916 and is owned by Natel Taylor, will be appearing at the Stonham Barns Steam and Vintage Show. Picture: Keith Suffling
Faith, which was built in 1916 and is owned by Natel Taylor, will be appearing at the Stonham Barns Steam and Vintage Show. Picture: Keith Suffling

Guests will also have the opportunity to camp at the park for the weekend, as well as make use of the venue’s holiday homes.

Josh Forward, of Stonham Barns Park, said: “There’s nothing like a steam show to bring in the crowds and we are planning for a special show this year introducing more vintage elements than ever before.

‘We will be showcasing some extra special vehicles from the agricultural and construction sectors so that the day is both entertaining and educational.

The Stonham Barns Steam and Vintage Show will also have a range of scale steam engines for guests to take in, which will be on procession in the display arena as well as being parked up in a dedicated area to allow guests to get a closer look and speak to the owners. Picture: Keith Suffling
The Stonham Barns Steam and Vintage Show will also have a range of scale steam engines for guests to take in, which will be on procession in the display arena as well as being parked up in a dedicated area to allow guests to get a closer look and speak to the owners. Picture: Keith Suffling

“The vehicles from our past can teach us so much; It will be like a step back in time and who doesn’t love to witness something retro occasionally?

‘We are fortunate to have such dedicated historic transport owners here in the county of Suffolk which makes this day one like no other. The sights, sounds and activities of the day will make this an outing for all the family.”

Guests will also be able to take in a dog trials demo combined with a tractor parade, axe throwing, wellie throwing, archery and Morris Dancing.

Visitors will also be able to enjoy a dog trials demonstration at the Stonham Barns Steam and Vintage Show. Picture: Keith Suffling
Visitors will also be able to enjoy a dog trials demonstration at the Stonham Barns Steam and Vintage Show. Picture: Keith Suffling

High energy acoustic band Lincoln Skins will provide further entertainment over the course of the show.

One popular traction engine appearing at this year’s show is Faith, owned by Natel Taylor, which was built in 1916. Mr Taylor found it in Lavenham where it had fallen into decay and restored it back to its former glory, which he has been showcasing for the last 50 years.

There will also be a collection of scale steam engines on display and in demonstrations in the show ring, which will then be parked up in an area so members of the public can have a closer look at them and speak to the owners.

Vintage Music will also be on offer for guests to take in at the Stonham Barns Steam and Vintage Show. Picture: Keith Suffling
Vintage Music will also be on offer for guests to take in at the Stonham Barns Steam and Vintage Show. Picture: Keith Suffling

A range of food and drink outlets will be available on the showground with outdoor and indoor seating. Dogs are welcome but must be kept on leads.

Tickets for the event are £10 per adult and more information can be found from Stonham Barns Park directly.