Above and below are some of the fine examples of working scale models of fairground engines.
While below is one of the real iron and steam monsters that were on show today. The one below was running the dynamo for a show organ which was being used by a dancing troupe to entertain the crowds. You can hear a rather poorly recorded audio of the organ in action here.
Many of the engines were until around the 1930's the main workhorses of the countryside, having indeed taken over from the horse in many cases, they were to be superseded themselves by the internal combustion engine. Those with sharp eyesight may well recognise the driver ( in the green top) of the working engine below! That's enough to make anyone whistle!
Well just look at who was seen walking away after taking the steam giant for a spin around the field.........
Of course it was Debbie..... well driven Mrs Harrington!