I spent some time recently back in the UK and took the opportunity to visit a steam gathering in Slaidburn. This is an annual event that was originally started to raise money for the village hall. Now it’s well established in the local steam calendar.
My brother was firing a steam wagon so another great reason to be there. Being there brought back a lot of memories of childhood visits to such events and I thoroughly enjoyed meeting people again and taking in the sights and smells of steam!