The National Traction Engine Trust

Wisbech to Dorset by Steam.
Friday 22nd to Sunday 24th August 2014.

Andrew Waling is planning to drive his 1927 Foster showman’s tractor No 14589 Lord of the Isles the 200 mile journey from Wisbech to the Great Dorset Steam Fair. Andy and his crew will leave Wisbech on Friday 22nd of August at first light and arrive at the Dorset Steam Fair showground on Sunday 24th at lunch time. The Foster tractor has a good turn of speed and is capable of 14 mph but if achieved in less than 2½ days this will be a great achievement.

Andy is raising money for Myeloma UK. Myeloma is the second most common form of bone marrow cancer, with approximately 4,700 people diagnosed with the disease every year. Andy chose this charity as his grandfather, Frank Waling the former owner of the Foster lost his battle to the disease in February 2007.

Martin Oliver, Managing Director and Show Organiser of the Great Dorset Steam Fair has put £1000 towards the charity collection thus giving the fundraising a great start. Andy is also very grateful that Martin has agreed to be the main sponsor. Martin  said, Over the 46 year history of the Great Dorset Steam Fair we have been privileged to help raise funds for many national charities. We are delighted to be supporting Myeloma UK this year and wish Andrew and his crew all the very best in raising money for this very worthwhile charity.

To donate please visit  All money raised will go to finding a cure for this disease and to support the families that it affects. 

We wish Andy every success on this great journey and look forward to seeing him at GDSF.


04 Jul 2014