About the Winterton Traction Engine Rally
The Humber is a large tidal estuary located on the east coast of Northern England and leading out to the North Sea. In August of 1911, nineteen-year-old Alice Maud Boyall became the first woman to cross it by swimming from Hull to the New Holland Pier in 50 minutes. Ninety-four years later, Graham Boanas crossed it on foot, making him possibly the first man to wade across the Humber since ancient Roman times. His six feet nine-inch height and a very low tide helped him accomplish this in about four hours. Their deeds prove that people on the north side of the Humber have no excuse for missing the Winterton Traction Engine Rally, held every September on the south side of the estuary in the town of Winterton.
Hopefully, no one will need to swim or wade to get to this two-day weekend steam event held at the Winterton Showground. Vintage tractors, classic cars, and commercial vehicles will be on display with owners wanting to tell you all about the vehicle’s history and their efforts to restore them.
Visitors will also be treated to miniature and stationary steam engines, model exhibitions, dressage displays, and a fun dog show featuring a dog/owner lookalike contest. There will be an array of trade stands and charity stalls plus fairground organs along with boat rides and arena events for the whole family. If you do arrive after a long swim in the Huber, the beer tent will be the perfect place to get a few free pints as you brag about your accomplishment. The Vintage Vehicle Run, held at 5:00 p.m. is just one of the highlights of the weekend.
Winterton Traction Engine Rally
The Winterton Traction Engine Rally has some vintage vehicles but the show itself is very new beginning in 2014. It is a charity event in conjunction with the Winterton and District Lions Club.
Entry To The Rally
The entry fee for adults is only £5.00 and children can enter for £2.00 with kids under 10 entering for free. The fun begins at 10:30 a.m. Saturday through Sunday until late afternoon.
Somewhere to Stay in Lincolnshire
Campers and Caravaners looking to get away for the weekend can make the Winterton Showground their home for the weekend. The cost is £20 per person but that includes the entrance fee for both days. The only “catch” is that a camping pitch must be pre-booked. Call “Glyn” or send a message with the online form. There are a few other campsites nearby if the showground is full plus many hotels in Scunthorpe, N180, and along the Humber.
Other Things To Do Around Winterton
Weekend visitors can learn about the local history at The North Lincolnshire Museum located in Scunthorpe. It will be a fun and interesting few hours for the whole family enjoying a range of award-winning collections and interactive displays. Another must-see for your family is the Wilberforce House located on the north side of Humber along the River Hull. Admission is free and your kids will learn the story of the transatlantic slave trade, its abolition, as well as getting a sample view of West African culture.
Parking is free and dogs are welcome if their owners keep them under control and clean up any messes they make (and vice versa in some cases). The showground is flat and grassy so people using wheelchairs should be able to get around with relative ease. Finally, unless you are seeking some notoriety, it is best not to swim or wade across the Humber to get to the Winterton Traction Engine Rally.
When is the next Winterton Traction Engine Rally?
The Winterton Traction Engine Rally is planned to take place at Winterton Show Ground, Cemetery Road, Winterton, Scunthorpe, Lincolnshire, DN15 9UG, Saturday 15th September, 2018. This is a Weekend Engine Rally.
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