One Word Sunday


One Word Sunday: Exhibit

Firing up and polishing the exhibit. A steam roller at a steam rally and veteran and vintage vehicle exhibit in Crewe, Cheshire, England.

This is my contribution to Debbie’s One Word Sunday: Exhibit prompt.

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
Weekly Topics

A fire in the firebox

This week Travel Tuesday is visiting a steam rally in Queen’s Park, Crewe in southern Cheshire, England.

This traction engine has recently had a fire started in the firebox as the smoke from the smokestack shows.

Weekly Prompts: Wheels
One Word Sunday


I had several ideas for a post when reading the One Word Sunday prompt Restoration.

In the end I went with two very different restored pieces of machinery.


One Word Sunday: Restoration

This is Olivia, a De Havilland Canada Beaver floatplane. Built in 1956 and restored in 2007. Photographed at the Air and Auto Extravaganza, Wiarton Airport, Ontario in 2018.


One Word Sunday: Restoration

Giving the brass on the smoke stack of a restored traction engine a final polish. Taken at a Steam Rally in Crewe, Cheshire, the traction engine has a front mounted winch.


Photo Challenges

Tuesday Photo Challenge – Transport

This is my contribution to the Tuesday Photo Challenge – Transport.

I had a couple of ideas for the challenge before thinking about two of the slides I had made digital copies of over the Christmas period. They were of old fashioned transport used to ferry goods in the past.

A  row of restored classic commercial vehicles on display at a steam rally in Cheshire, England.

Tuesday Photo Challenge - Transport


A hire fleet of narrowboats on a canal in Cheshire, England. These are modern narrowboats with steel hulls. Narrowboats were originally made of wood and built to carry goods such as coal on the canal network.

Tuesday Photo Challenge - Transport

Square Months

October Squares: Pinstripe Lines

My contribution for day 18 of Becky’s October Squares: Lines photo challenge.

Pinstripes on the spokes on a wheel of a steam traction engine.

October Squares: Pinstripe Lines

Weekly Prompts

Weekly Prompts Photo Challenge: Display

This is my contribution to the Weekly Prompts Photo Challenge: Display.

A male Yellow-headed Blackbird displaying to attract a female near Punnichy, Saskatchewan, Canada.

Yellow-headed Blackbird male displaying.

Old commercial vehicle display, Queens Park, Crewe, Cheshire, England.

Old commercial vehicle display.

A pair of Great Crested Grebes performing the weed waving part of their courtship display in the spring, Hurleston Reservoir, Cheshire, England.

displaying Great Crested Grebes

Canada Day firework display, Wiarton, South Bruce Peninsula, Ontario, Canada.

Fireworks for Canada Day.