2013 saw the 22nd running of Great Chesterford Steam Up which as ever was supported by the East Anglian Traction Engine Society and run by our longstanding Membership Officer Robert Pumfrey. The event is run in conjunction with the village and features all manner of vintage vehicles, with one the main streets being closed to traffic to provide a central venue for the exhibits and visitors to congregate.
Stationary engines and the fun fair occupy the lower part of the village as the road winds upwards passing several stalls and smaller exhibits to where the first steam engines were situated outside ‘The Crown and Thistle’ pub. Here this year was Jennings Bros Aveling & Porter Roller ‘Lady of the Manor’ in the care of Jamie Jennings and Emily Pumfrey which was sitting by the Haylock families Ransomes Traction Engine ‘Chieftain’
At the top of the village the rest of the exhibits are found in the rear of a pub car park, the way being clearly marked by the large number of miniature engines puffing to and fro between the pubs. Up here was a large selection of vintage cars, tractors and miniature steam engines. Also present were club president Keith Honour’s organ ‘The Four Seasons’, the Pumfrey families Ruston ‘Success’, and John Hunt’s Marshall Roller