Throwback Thursday


Throwback Thursday travels back to a steam rally in southern Cheshire in the late 1980s.

This is a steam powered fairground organ, also known as a calliope.

Steam powered fairground organ

11 replies on “Calliope”

oh I love these – had a display in Winchester a few years ago, and it was so much fun. Hmmm there’s a thought for next year’s Heritage Open Days!

It was quite amazing – a few smallish ones and then the enormous ones. If I can find my photos I will add them to next month’s challenge collection!

I seem to recall reading that few had survived. Partly due to very few people having the knowledge to power them with steam and maintain them.

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