DACORUM 10TH ANNIVERSARY STEAM AND COUNTRY FAYRE
Dacorum 10th Anniversary Steam & Country Fayre was held on 26-27th July 2016 at Potten End in Hertfordshire.
This show has now raised over £126,000 in aid of the Hospice of St Francis.
It was opened by Alison Allard from the Hospice and the Hon Mike Penning, Minister of State and MP for Hemel Hempstead.
Over Sixty tractors were present, with a good number & variety of Ford and Fordson's present - Power Majors, Forson Majors, Fordon 3000 Force, Super Dexters, EIA Diesels, Roadless Super Major and Standard N’s.
Also we had the Beast of Markyate, a 1967 County 1124 owned by Dick Trott of Markyate. This tractor has been ferrying people from the car park to the arena for the last nine years, how many thousands I don’t know!
After speaking to the committee of the show I am hoping that next year we will have a designated area just for Ford and Fordson exhibitors. I would ask all owners of Ford and Fordson to put the date in your diaries to support this new venture.
Last year’s show was rained off after one day. Still, over £6000 was raised. After this year’s show, with thousands turning out each day, we will hope for a major donation to the charity.
I should mention here a great “Well Done” to all the tractor people who made this event possible.
Words & Photos - John Worley - Hertfordshire Area Rep.