Full steam ahead at fair

Full steam ahead at fair

Full steam ahead at fair

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STEAM engine fans braved heavy rain and muddy conditions at the Great Dorset Steam Fair last week.

The five-day fair, held in Tarrant Hinton, offered a blend of nostalgia and entertainment with steam engines, vintage cars, monster trucks, heavy artillery, stunt displays, a host of exhibitions and a fairground.

This year’s event also had a First World War commemorative exhibition, which included a horse remount depot, the Queen’s Royal West Kent Regiment Living History Group, and The LMS-Patriot Project known as The Unknown Warrior.

Hundreds of visitors attended a remembrance service, held on Friday afternoon in the Western Front area of the First World War display.

The memorial honoured the servicemen and civilians who lost their lives in the Great War with hymns, readings and blessings, finishing with the British national anthem.

Managing director Martin Oliver said: “I would personally like to express my gratitude to our visitors, exhibitors and staff for their support because it’s the people who make this event so special. We know it was a tough start for everyone but you literally stuck with us and once again we have had a successful show. The First World War display, marking 100 years since the outbreak of the Great War, was the most exciting and moving section I have ever worked on and many visitors have told us it was absolutely breathtaking – I couldn’t agree more.”

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