Steam Show in Derbyshire

| November/December 1997

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American visitors enjoyed a rare treat at the 1997 Steam Fair held by the Buxworth Steam Group at Hartington Moor Showground, near Ash boume, Derbyshire, England.

The event was held on the Spring Bank Holiday weekend, May 24-26.

Tony Marchington, the family representative, estimated attendance at about 8,000 with about 20 steam traction engines all of British manufacture being exhibited.

The land was commodious for the show, which featured 'The World's Famous Steam Showman's Engine, The Iron Maiden, ' prominently on display in the center of the grounds when not taking part in parades.

'The Iron Maiden' is a Fowler R-3.

Tony Marchington, of Barren Clough Farm, Buxworth High Peak, is a discerning collector of both steam traction engines and private railroad cars. He spoke to us while keeping an eye on the grounds, from his 'Titan,' a Fowler B-5.