Sliver Jubilee Rally At Harewood, England August 27-29, 1988

| March/April 1989

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Patrick Rigby Holly Bank, 79 Bramley Lane Light cliffe, Halifax West Yorkshire, England, HX3 8NS

This annual event occurs over the holiday weekend in August at a stately home, that of the Earl of Harewood who farms 7000 acres north of Leeds in Yorkshire. The Rally takes place to the rear of the Earl's manse, with ample car parking for visitors.

Some 30 acres is made available for this event, opened with a Grand Parade in which some fifty engines took part, ranging from full size road locomotives, road rollers and road tractors, down to half size 4 inch to the foot and 3 inch to the foot.

The illustration shows the range of engines which paraded past the Countess of Harewood, who opened the rally.

In addition to the engines, there were present a range of Fairground entertainments--organs, roundabouts, carousels, big wheels, plus the display of motor tractors, ploughing machines and stationary engines of various ages, and automobiles. In addition the usual displays by the Navy, Army and Air Force took place, including arrivals of parachutists.