Last weekend we went to the Fawley Hill Steam and Vintage Weekend, Henley on Thames. We took our 1927 Mail Rail car to the Weekend to raise awareness about our exciting plans to open a new postal museum in 2016.
The Weekend took place on Sir William McAlpine’s private grounds. Entertainment included a biplane flyover, traction engines, models, vintage buses, Morris dancers and a ‘heritage’ steam-driven fairground. Below are some we took at the event. You can find more photos on Flickr.
BPMA Campaign Director Jeanette talking to guests about our plans to turn Mail Rail into a visitor attraction.
Camels dressed up in their finery, waiting for the afternoon race.
A Morris man dons an animal costume from a by-gone era.
‘Boris’ the polar bear was on display: a life-size sculpture cast entirely in bronze, created to highlight the plight of polar bears.
An old-fashioned gypsy caravan.
Display of wartime ephemera.
Pre-1970s Brabham Formula 1 racing car.
This steam driven fairground is over 100 years old.
Flyover from a vintage biplane.
A vintage steamroller on the move.
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