February 24, 2024

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Castle Combe Circuit Gears Up for Annual Steam Rally Next Weekend

Charity jamboree returns to the circuit again to raise further funds for Jessie May Children’s Hospice organisation. 

In the second year after its successful return following the hiatus caused by the Coronavirus Pandemic, the Castle Combe Steam Rally is back at the Wiltshire Motor Racing Circuit, over the weekend of May 21-22.

This will be the 36th running of this ever-popular family event, which raises money for the Jessie May Children’s Hospice at Home charity, and this year the selection of activities and attractions looks set to be stronger than ever.

Aerial Shot of the Rally

At the heart of the day will be a spectacular selection of Steam Engines, both full size and miniature as well as a group of the popular static engines.

The entry list for many of these categories is now full, so there should be large  numbers of these incredibly impressive steam powered machines to view.

Steam-lovers, or lovers of fairground attractions, will both be in for a treat with a display of fairground organs – as well as rides for the family.

Added to this will be non-steam-driven vintage vehicles of all varieties – from Motorcycles, and Tractors, to Lorries, Trucks and even Caravans.

Lovers of American and Military Vehicles will also be well catered for, as will those who are radio control airplane enthusiasts, as there will be displays of both.

Add to this a craft and model fair, a host of trade stands, as well as kids amusements and the Castle Combe Steam Fair is all set to deliver a full weekend of activities.

The Castle Combe Steam Fair is proud to support Jessie May Children’s Hospice at Home, a charity that was started in 1994 by Chris and Philippa Purrington in memory of their daughter Jessica May.  The Bristol-based charity provides nursing care at home for children and young people who have life limiting conditions and it has looked after almost 200 children in the region, together with their families.

The Steam Rally will open from 10am-6pm on Saturday May 20th and from 10am-5pm on Sunday 21st. Admission for adults is £10 per day, for Senior Citizens is £8 per day and Children Under 14 are admitted free. Camping is available from Friday afternoon onwards.

For further details visit: www.castlecombesteamrally.co.uk