About the Bicker Steam Threshing
People born in Lincolnshire are often referred to as “Yellowbellies”, The term likely originated from the uniforms of 17th and 18th century British Army regiments. Many notable people were born and raised in Lincolnshire including Sir Isaac Newton, John and Charles Wesley, Margaret Thatcher, and Lord Tennyson. It is said that in keeping with a Lincolnshire tradition, the front door should be used only for a new baby, a bride, and a coffin. But on one September weekend each year people can rush out of their front doors and head to the Bicker Steam Threshing steam event held in the little village of Bicker, about 15 miles from the eastern shores of Lincolnshire and the North Sea.
The whole family will enjoy this annual two-day weekend steam event held at the Silver Hill Field in Bicker. Kids will love petting the sheep at the pet corner and adults will love the awesome traction engines and threshing machines.
There are sure to be new exhibits, vintage classic cars, tractors, and motorcycles, A dog show will be held on Sunday. The bar will be open all afternoon serving local Lincolnshire Ciders and IPA, a perfect complement to the BBQ and the aroma of local sausages and burgers. If you prefer, enjoy a snack at the Old English Shed. Woodturning demonstrations, live music, and much more await scientists, Methodists, politicians, and poets alike.
Bicker Steam Threshing
The show has been held in Bicker since 1987. Funds raised from the show go to support the St. Swithuns Church, the oldest building in the village with some remnants of the structure dating to the early 1100s. In recent years, the proceeds of the Bicker Steam Threshing have helped with the installation of a new roof, windows, a new chancel roof, and a much-needed heating system.
Entry To The Event
The entry fee for adults is only £5.00 and £1.00 for Children. The gates will swing open at 10: 00 a.m. until at least 5:00 p.m. when the bar closes. Exhibitors and trade stand operators will need to submit an entry form. It is available online and should be turned in well before the event.
Somewhere to Stay in Lincolnshire
Campers will like the tranquil, well maintained, and highly rated Lawns Caravan & Camping site. Located about 15 miles from Bicker, it is a good location to call home while visiting the sights along the east coast. Closer to Bicker is the Walnut Lakes Lincolnshire caravan park. It is for adult campers 16 years of age and up. Hotels and B&Bs can be found in Boston, about 10 miles northeast of Bicker.
Other Things To Do Around Gauntlet Road
Head to Boston, known for its traditional markets that began doing business about 450 years ago. St. Botolph’s, one of the UK’s largest parish churches is the first thing you will see as you approach the town as it dominates the flat landscape for miles. The Boston Guildhall with a free museum lets you explore various eras in Boston’s history like the time when the Pilgrim Fathers were briefly imprisoned in the lower floor.
Dogs are welcome if they are on a leash and well behaved. But if “Rover” develops a crush on an entrant in the dog show, you will have to break it to him gently that beauty contest winners are out of his league. Other questions about the cost of parking and wheelchair accessibility should be directed to the show organizers before your arrival.
When is the next Bicker Steam Threshing?
The Bicker Steam Threshing is planned to take place at Silver Hill Field, Bicker, Gauntlet Road, Lincolnshire, PE20 3AU, Saturday 8th September, 2018. This is a Weekend Steam Threshing.
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