Other Group Activities

As well as our Group events many members attend various other events throughout the year. One of the biggest of these events has to be the Great Dorset Steam Fair. Held in over 600 acres of rolling Dorset countryside the event is one of the largest of its type in the word. 

The Great Dorset Steam Fair

Photograph by Henk Keulemans

Photograph by Henk Keulemans

The Great Dorset Steam fair is held each year at the end of August. It is the biggest event of its type in the world with 200,000 visitors attending the event in over 600 acres of rolling Dorset countryside. Held in the small village of Tarrant Hinton a few miles from the historic town of Blandford Forum. 2018 celebrated the events 50th anniversary year and many of our club members were in attendance. For more details please see the link below. For more photographs of previous events, please visit the Archive section at the top of the page. Update April 2020. The organising committee have taken the difficult decision to cancel this year's event. Due to the current concerns with Covid 19 Coronavirus. Martin Oliver has stated that the event will be making a welcome return in 2021. 

Buckham Fair Beaminster

Although Martin Clunes and his team have decided not to hold this event again in 2019, several members have enjoyed visiting the Buckham Fair over the past couple of years. 2017 was a record-breaking year for the team, raising £99,000 for the Somerset and Dorset Air Ambulance. 2018 was even better when the total was a staggering £111,000 for the Dorset County Hospital Charity Appeal. Here's hoping that the team will be back for 2020. Some of the pictures will be available in the Archive section at the top of the page. Update: April 2020. Martin Clunes and his team have announced that Buckham Fair may not be returning. But he has said never say never. If I hear anything different I will post it here.  

Buckham Fair 2017. Left to right: ???? Nick Aplin, Denise Legg, Rob Stanley, Martin Clunes, Corine Lewis, Derek Lewis, Pete Legg and ?????

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