Age of steam inspires next generation
Thousands of visitors enjoyed the annual Weald of Kent Steam Rally. It took place at the weekend at Little Engeham Farm, Woodchurch, bringing in 15,000 people.
Attractions included the chance to steer a steam engine, horse and carriage rides and steam lorry rides.
There were also classic cars, military vehicles and tractors on display, plus a Victorianstyle fun fair and displays from the Army Tigers freefall parachute team.
The Weald of Kent Steam Rally is organised by Bill Giles and is in its fourth year.
Many exhibitors belong to the Weald of Kent Traction Society, which held its first rally at Paddock Wood in August 1957, featuring traditional rides and a fun fair.
Mr Giles wanted to recreate the vintage experience through the rally to keep the country’s steam heritage alive and inspire the next generation of steam enthusiasts.
Engines on display at the Weald of Kent Steam Rally Pictures: S. Williams
Keeping the steam heritage alive at the Weald of Kent Steam Rally which attracted 15,000 visitors to Little Engeham Farm, Woodchurch, at the weekend Pictures: S. Williams