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Full steam ahead for Tinkers Park Bus Rally

Tinkers Park Bus Rally
Service 152 at Rushlake Green, Tinkers Park Bus Rally 2019. Photo: Richard Maryan

With lockdown restrictions slowly easing it’s time to look forward to the rest of the summer and the events fortunate enough to go ahead.

Tinkers Park Bus Rally and Model Railway Exhibition is set to take place on Sunday 8th August from 10am – 4.30pm. The event will feature a narrow gauge railway, traction engine trailer rides and an organ museum, as well as a variety of transport related trade stands including the Southdown Enthusiasts Club.

There are currently 40 confirmed vehicles due to attend the event including a Southdown 1976 Leyland National, a London Transport 1950 RT, and an open top Brighton, Hove & District 1940 Bristol KSG. Click here to see the full list.

The event will take place at Tinkers Park next to the historic village of Hadlow Down, well known for its association with steam engines, in the heart of the Sussex Wealden countryside. Owner of the park, Claude Jessett, bought his first steam engine (named ‘The Tinker’) in 1942 for use on his farm and by the 1960’s, his interest in the steam rally scene had grown and he began collecting fairground organs, farming equipment and narrow gauge railways.

Since the first annual Tinkers Park rally celebrating Britain’s rural industrial past was held in 1966, the event has raised over £150,000 for Cancer Research.

Tickets cost £7 for adults and £2 for under 16s (cash only).

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Tinkers Park Steam Rally

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