The National Traction Engine Trust

A message from the organiser, Duncan Jones:

I am looking to get in contact with steam engine clubs / owners in South East England, as we are running an event that could be of interest to them.

Below are some details about the event...

We are holding a four day event over the Royal Wedding weekend (29th April – 2nd May) at our pub The Fox Revived (Charlwood, Surrey, RH6 0ET). The event is called 'Festival of Life in Surrey' it is sponsored by Surrey Life magazine & the aim of the weekend is to bring together many different small organizations / groups within the local community.

The event will include a variety of performances from:

*           Local schools

*           Variety of dance schools 

*           Snippets from theatre production

*           Birds of prey displays

*           Gun dog displays

*           Punch & Judy

*           Live music

*           Archery display

*           RC Helicopter flying show 

*           Magicians

*           Martial arts shows

We also have car / bike groups attending over the weekend, so far confirmed are:

*           Harley Davidson chapter

*           East Surrey Morris Minor

*           Hot rods

*           Sussex Vintage bikes

*           Capri owners club

We have a selection of different local companies having stalls selling their products / services, these include:

*           A vintage clothing shop

*           A paintball shooting range

*           East Surrey wood turners - selling hand made wooden gifts  

*           A local florist

*           Mudpie clay pot makers

*           A nail parlor

*           Ananda Healing - doing head massages

There will be a variety of old-school fairground games that will raise money for the Local Parish Council to help them restore the community notice board in Charlwood village.

If there are any steam engine owners who would like to attend, we would love you to be part of our festival.

Duncan Jones

Events Manager

01293 862312


18 Feb 2011