For our second day and with grateful thanks to Richard Parrott plus the staff of Fengate Farm near the Norfolk-Suffolk border, we are delighted to be returning for an early morning start, this time to capture the atmosphere that surrounds the lighting up of these wonderful farm engines followed by a day on the farm taking in all the scenes of a working farm from a time when all farms relied on steam and land girls.
Weeting, with its unmade roads and rural disposition, presents an ideal backdrop for scenes using steam and vintage machinery and we are very lucky in the 21st Century to have use of a location that lends itself so fully to accurate recreations of the past. The focus of our activities today will be early morning when the engines are lit creating all the atmosphere of a farm from the 1930's when the mainstay of farming was reliant on steam power. Following on from lighting up we will be out on the land to capture scenes from many different cameos that will include plugging rolling, wood cutting and more.
Our day will start around 08.00 and will run to mid afternoon. There should be a number of different catering options available during the day, these will include sausage and bacon cooked on the shovel and a pork roast for lunch, again cooked in one of the engines.
In terms of weather conditions, we will do our absolute best to deliver a programme as close to that advertised as possible. Please bear in mind that most of our activities are hugely dependent on dry weather and that we will have to work around whatever conditions present themselves to us during the day.
This event is limited to 25 photographers so ensure comfortable surroundings.