PICTURES: Crowds bask in the sun at Netley Marsh Steam and Craft Show

Netley Marsh Steam Show
William Hirst (4) on one of his family’s steam engines

GOOD weather helped draw the crowds to this year’s Netley Marsh Steam and Craft Show.


The popular three-day event, which is run by a team of volunteers to raise money for local causes, was held at Meadowmead Farm on Friday, Saturday and Sunday.

Visitors got up close to a variety of steam engines, vintage lorries, cars and tractors as well as watching arena performances from Jez Avery’s stunt show and the Galloping Acrobatics team.

Netley Marsh Steam Show
The Galloping Acrobatics team put on a show

There was also falconry and dog agility displays, ferret racing and a children’s entertainment area in addition to a crafts and food tent and funfair.

Those who stayed on into the evenings enjoyed fireworks and live music.

Stunt rider Jez Avery wowed the crowds

Car restorer Richard Skinner was also drawing the crowds with his replica famous engine from the film Chitty Chitty Bang Bang.

He told the A&T it took him 18 months to recreate the car, which he did by using original drawings and patterns.

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Richard Skinner took 18 months to build his replica of the famous flying car from Chitty Chitty Bang Bang

Last year’s show raised £14,750 for good causes, although a final figure is not yet known for this year’s event.