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Thursday 2nd April 2020 Weeting, Norfolk, IP27 0QF

Turning Back the Clock, with Steam Ploughing, Thrashing and Farming at Weeting in East Anglia

A full day of photography capturing ploughing engines, farm machinery and land girls recreating the days of eighty years ago when steam still dominated the rural landscape.

69.00

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About this event

With grateful thanks to Richard Parrott and the staff of Fengate Farm near the Norfolk-Suffolk border, we are delighted to be returning to this delightful location after a Winter break. At this event we will aim to transport you back to the era before and including World War II when working steam was still a way of life for many.

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 ploughing using the mighty pair of Fowler engines Bonzor Tom and Saucy Sue. These are historic for being the last BB1 ploughing engines manufactured by Fowler in 1925. There will be opportunities to photograph these mighty engines in ploughing action as well as on their way to and from the fields with ploughing tackle, water bowser and living van as well as in action in the fields. 

Our day will also include time to photograph the ploughing engines being prepared for the day in there very own barn, Steam Trashing, the Standard Gauge Railway, steam driven Sawmill and other vintage machinery. Add to this a mix of wonderful re-enactors playing the part of farm hands and land girls and we think the recipe is set for another fantastic day or photography. 

Our day will start around 10.30 and will run until around 17.30. There should be a number of different catering options available during the day, all cooked on the farm with costs kept to a minimum and all profits going to the upkeep of the vintage farm equipment.

This event is limited to 25 photographers so ensure comfortable surroundings.

Event requirements

Equipment

  • Spare batteries
  • Camera
  • Lense cloths
  • Lenses
  • Camera protection - rain covers etc

Other things you should bring

  • Flask of hot drink
  • Bottled water

Knowledge

  • All levels welcome

Fitness

  • Medium

Other essentials

  • Sturdy outdoor shoes
  • Warm clothing
  • Wet weather gear

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