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One Word Sunday

Exhibit

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.

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Weekly Prompts

Weekly Prompts: Wheels

This is my contribution to the Weekly Prompts Weekend Challenge: Wheels.

Having been digitising my slide archives for a few months I thought about some of the colourful wheels found on old steam traction engines and farm tractors from my years living in Cheshire, England.

 

Weekly Prompts: Wheels

Yellow wheels. A traction engine at a steam rally in Cheshire.

 

Weekly Prompts: Wheels

Red wheel detail. A steam traction engine wheel at a steam fair.

 

Weekly Prompts: Wheels

Orange wheels. A competitor in the Cheshire Ploughing Match in the 1980s.

 

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Photo Challenges

Tried and True Technology

The new Tuesday Photo Challenge is Technology.

I had a few ideas for the challenge and went with some old technology still in use today at steam fairs and rallies.

Some of the technology in use on a steam traction engine.

Detail of a traction engine.

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Cosmic Photo Challenge

A Final Polish

This week’s Cosmic Photo Challenge is Toys.

I had a few ideas for the challenge before thinking of my photos from a steam fair in Cheshire, England in the 1980s. Taken early one morning, the exhibitors were either lighting the fireboxes of their machines or were giving them a final polish. There’s four people polishing various parts of this steam roller.

Big boys and their big toys.

Polishing a steam roller.

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Throwback Thursday

Raising steam.

Throwback Thursday travels back to Cheshire, England in the 1980s. I visited the Crewe Steam Fair early on Sunday morning before there was many people about. The exhibitors with machinery were busy firing up the boilers or giving the brass work a final polish.

This traction engine has just had the firebox lit judging by the smoke coming out of the smokestack.

Raising steam.