Full steam as engines of yesteryear fire once again
Tomorrow will see a line-up of International tractors from around the North.
Other items of interest at the will include mechanical street organs, living wagons, barn engines and a wide range of agricultural and rural machinery.
Country catering, a mobile cafe and a plant stall will also be a part of the event.
Monday will also see a visit by the Veteran Car Club.
Pearn’s Steam World secretary Robert Hill said a lot of effort had been put in by the voluntary association that runs Pearn’s and they were looking forward to a good weekend.
Mr Hill said keeping the collection of steam engines running required a lot of time and money and they were always open for people to join the volunteer group.
Pearn’s Steam World has been operating at Westbury since 1987. It features a nationally significant assortment of steam traction engines, tractors, farm equipment and memorabilia collected from the 1950s by the three late Pearn brothers, Jack, Verdun and Zenith.
After saving many steam engines from the scrap yard, the brothers could not see their collection dispersed and in 1987 with community support developed Pearns Steam World. In 2001 they donated their collection in trust to the local community.
Gates to the event will open at 9am. Entry is $10, $5 for children and includes free train rides for all.