Full steam ahead in Stotfold

THE impact of the Industrial Revolution was celebrated last weekend at an event attended by thousands of people on the site of an award winning mill.

Stotfold’s annual Working Steam Weekend took place near the town’s watermill and featured all manner of steam machinery and technology.

John Saunders, owner of a large steam engine collection which viewable at the event, said: “It was a very good do, the weather held out terribly well and a lot of people came.

“It was really good, I would say we had probably six or seven thousand over the two days.

“The main highlight that makes this totally different to the fair we have in May is that this is a traditional end of season fair.

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“We have the ploughing of the fields and the corn being threshed, which then went on to the mill.

“The flour was taken to the village bakers and then we sold the bread here.”

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The event also featured a clay pigeon shoot and several historic exhibitions.

For more pictures from the event click on the gallery on the top right of this page.

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