Village will stage popular steam rally this weekend

Slaidburn Steam Fair 2014. The Slaidburn bus returned to its spiritual home from its new resting place in Nantwich, Cheshire.
Slaidburn Steam Fair 2014. The Slaidburn bus returned to its spiritual home from its new resting place in Nantwich, Cheshire.

BBC Radio Lancashire will be broadcasting live from Slaidburn Steam Rally this weekend.

The broadcasting team will be at the popular event, which has been running for 36 years and made £72,000 for local causes, on Sunday.

The family friendly event will be held at the Hark to Bounty in Slaidburn from 10 am on Saturday, June 11th, and Sunday, June 12th.

Slaidburn resident and organiser Captain David McNamee is counting down the days to the rally which has a record breaking amount of steam exhibits and an interesting array of stalls. In fact Capt. McNamee is hoping to have a total of 11 steam exhibits and in excess of 40 vintage tractors.

The Bounty Bus and organ will be parked outside the Hark to Bounty and this year, in the country craft section, Bill Carter from Trapp Forge at Simonstone will be demonstrating his blacksmith skills complete with anvil and forge.

Meanwhile, Phil Gregson, a wheelwright from Banks near Southport, will be demonstrating the craft of making wooden wheels for carts and there will also be demonstrations of how to make peg rugs, plus much more.

Anyone with any queries about the event are free to call David on 01200 446605.