Thousands return to Netley Marsh Steam and Craft Show
THOUSANDS attended Netley Marsh's popular steam show which was back after a two-year break due to the pandemic.
The Netley Marsh Steam and Craft Show, which takes place at Meadowmead Farm, opened last Friday and and carried on through the weekend.
The event, which belatedly marked its 50th anniversary, included arena shows from the Tigers Motorcyle Display Team and the Horsemen of the Knight as well as parades of steam engines and performances by South Wilts Falconry.
Visitors browsed the food hall and craft tent, looked at classic cars and motorcycles and watched demonstrations of working steam machinery.
A spokesperson for the show said: "A massive thank you to everyone who attended and supported the 50th Netley Marsh Steam and Craft Show.
"Also a big thank you to the committee and volunteers who, without them, this show simply could not run."
It is not yet know how much was raised at this year's event. In 2019 it raised over £17,000 for local groups including schools, Colbury Church, 4th New Forest Eling Sea Scouts and Totton Men's Shed.
The show was first held in 1971 when it was a one-day event called The Puff-in where local steam engine owners brought along their machines to raise funds to pay for urgent repairs to nearby St Matthew's Church.
Next year's show is due to take place on 21st-23rd July.