Day out at the Lake Goldsmith Steam and Vintage Rally.
There is no actual Lake Goldsmith at the moment, just a grassy plain. But beside the non-existent lake is a group of sheds owned or occupied by steam enthusiasts. Some sheds contain huge steam engines and other machinery, and some are decorated to display collections of vintage items.
A bootmaker's shop:
A display of destination rolls from transport systems around the world,
A grocery shop:
An invitation we couldn't resist:
After the refreshments it was time for the grand parade. A stream of vehicles from around the site travelled around a track, accompanied by expert commentary, for over an hour. To be honest, that was just a touch too long for me. But there were some amazing restorations. Here are a small selection of the steam-powered vehicles:
Notice in the background of this shot, you can see vehicles from earlier in the parade travelling down the far side of the oval:
Fascinating as the whole day was, the highlight for me was this:
There were a few other sewing-related items around the site, but this one was a bit sad: