Fun times ahead at Northchapel Steam Show

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A FUN-packed programme for Northchapel Steam Show is right on track next weekend as event organisers begin to announce just what’s in store.

Taking place on August 11 and 12 on the 60 acre site at School House Farm –the home of the very first Northchapel Steam Show – there will be a host of activities, exhibits and entertainment.

The event is back with a new organising team after a year’s break and they are planning not only to offer a unique emphasis on working demonstrations and an insight into life before modern day vehicles, but a plentiful supply of stimulating pursuits to enjoy too!

With the West Sussex countryside and Blackdown Hills offering a backdrop for the show,there will be exhibits of working steam engines that will plough, thresh and crush raw materials, also a wide selection of classic and commercial vehicles, military vehicles, tractors, heavy horses and vintage motorcycles.

In addition steam engine trailer rides will be on offer, arena events, display teams, demonstrations and live music.

With its emphasis on fun and celebration the shows organisers are keen to ensure the event raises funds for local charity, St. Wilfrid’s Hospice too.

Organiser Kate Russell said: “Having lost a dear aunt to cancer recently. She grew up with steam engines and loved the steam shows.

“She would be thrilled to see what we are planning for the summer show this year.”

Donations to the hospice will be created through ticket sales, the St Wilfrid’s Olympic themed games stall and raffle ticket sales.

Prizes already include a hot air balloon ride, VIP experience at Fontwell Racecourse, a family ticket to Cowdray Ruins and family ticket to Amberley Museum!

Anyone who would like to get involved or buy tickets for the show, should contact Kate and the team on 01403 823200 or through visiting the website www.northchapelworkingsteamshow.co.uk or the Facebook page for further information.