Full Steam Ahead! Vintage & Steam Show

At the Weald & Downland Living Museum

Saturday 19 to Sunday 20 August 2017

 

Step back in time with the nostalgic sights and sounds of the era when steam powered the country. Visitors to the Weald & Downland Living Museum in Singleton, near Chichester, can enjoy all the bustle of a traditional steam festival on the weekend of 19 and 20 August, with full-size and model steam engines on display at the Museum’s 40-acre site in the South Downs National Park.

 

Enjoy a wide range of exhibits including:  commercial vehicles, military vehicles, miniature steam engines, a narrow gauge railway, model boats, Sussex Gauge One Group display, and classic cars.

 

On Saturday 19 August members of The Morgan Sports Car Club, Solent Group of the MG Car Club, Totally T-Type, 2 MG Club, plus keen vintage car enthusiasts will display their vehicles for visitors to view. On Sunday 20 August the Jaguar Enthusiasts Club, Portsmouth Region, will hold its annual club event at the show.

 

A popular attraction at the event is the gallopers, which is at the centre of a traditional fairground (small charges apply). Visitors to the show can also take a ride on the narrow gauge steam railway and enjoy a programme of displays in the arena. With a vintage themed tea tent, local crafts and traditional demonstrations, plus arena displays throughout the weekend, this is an event for all the family to enjoy.

 

On the Vintage Music Stage

 

The Museum has added a Vintage Music Stage to the event for the first time, with a wonderful line up of bands playing during the steam show.

 

 

The talented acts include: the stylish singing of female duo 2 Nightingales, the toe-tapping and swinging Vintage Fairground, the hot jazz, blues, ragtime and popular dance tunes of FB Pocket Orchestra, plus Autumn Reeds and vintage vocalist, Miss Em.

 

Visitors can also enjoy the Chichester City Band and Worthing Silver Band on Saturday only.

 

Information for visitors

The Museum’s opening hours for this event are 10.30am until 5.00pm. Regular admission prices apply and include access to both the Museum and the Vintage & Steam event. The Museum’s new waterside café, Wattle & Daub, will be open, plus there are indoor and outdoor picnic areas. Dogs on leads are welcome. There is free parking in the Museum’s overflow car park fields. Visitors with disabilities are advised to contact the Museum in advance of their visit to discuss the easiest way to access the site. For further information see: www.wealddown.co.uk.