It’s that most wonderful time of year again, as the village of Buxworth transports back in time, and celebrates all the wonderfull engineering of yesteryear.
The Buxworth Steam Party is a coming together of Steam powered vehicles and other vehicles of interest on the first weekend in October every year. The Steam Party made it’s debut in 1979 when Frank and Tony Marchington, Frank and Jack Hardman and Norris Lawton showed their traction engines and steam rollers in the village at the end of the show season. These parties continued every year through to the 80’s. 2011 saw the return of the steam parties, as local enthusiasts once more joined together at the end of the show season, and the villagers of Buxworth pulled together to once again join in the celebration of our history.
This year is no exception – although unfortunatley due to “not a lot of rain” this year the basin itself is closed to boats. But dont let that stop you really enjoying all the other fabulous exhibits just to name a couple:-
After a few years absence, the Clarke family from Macclesfield will be returning to Buxworth Steam Party this year with their fine Sentinel steam tractor “Maggie May”.
Another regular attendee is David Lomas with the New Mills council roller. This engine is always immaculately presented and has won many prizes for best roller .
Also another engine coming to Buxworth steam party is nick bowler’s foden agricultural “Tombola”.
The Gavioli fairground organ that was owned by Chapel-en-le-Frith cobbler Herbert Slack for many years will be playing all weekend on the Navigation car park. Ask the man in charge to play “Carnival of Venice” for you!
Exhibits will be shown all over Buxworth throughout the weekend.
But do keep an eye out for the music, the food and drinks available for all at The Buxworth Memorial Club and the Navigation Inn.
On Saturday you will find a Barbeque in the afternoon at the Navigation and then playing live in the evening are the recently re-united Eric and the Frantics. And as always on Sunday we will be serving up our succulent Meats from our newly added Carvey in the restaurant.
On Sunday enjoy a feast of entertainment at the Buxworth Memorial Club, with a Barbeque, A great Hog Roast and live entertainment by the much loved Special Brew at 3pm.