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Chester-le-Street Steam & Vintage Fair - July 9/10th

The Chester-le-Street Steam Fair was held in the grounds of the Lambton Estate. I got there mid afternoon and melted as I set up my tent in the roasting afternoon heat. Allocated space was going to be a bit tight on Saturday, so I squeezed all my boxes and Jerrycans in front of the Dodge and trailer. There were about 22 military vehicles there on Saturday and a few less on Sunday. Most were in a row as seen below with camping behind the vehicles. A few other vehicles were displayed in dioramas elsewhere on the site.
Being a steam rally, there were a good selection of fullsize traction engines, miniature traction engines and static engines on show. In addition, there were a wide range of classic cars and trucks. All of the vehicles and dioramas had their own areas around the 50 acre show site. The dioramas and re-enactors weren't all just World War 2, but across a range of time periods, many doing displays in the arena.