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Foal Farm Country Festival 2015

Report by Tim Surtell

This year Foal Farm had the highest ever attendance at their Country Festival, so the three members at our stand were kept busy from the moment the gates opened to the moment they closed. Luckily the weather was good, although heavy rain a few hours before we arrived had left a muddy hole hidden in the grass right behind our tables, which we didn't notice until it was too late to move everything! Something to watch out for next year.

Brian Elvidge's Single Cylinder Horizontal Steam Engine
Brian Elvidge's Single Cylinder Horizontal Steam Engine

Brian Elvidge brought along several models including a Single Cylinder Horizontal Steam Engine and a model of his house, Santiago Plicio (along with his wife Maria) had the tallest display with the Awful Tower fairground ride, while Tim Surtell had Konkoly's Spanish Knight, the Meccanoide walking dog, and the 'Lightning Leap' game. The latter raised over £30 for Foal Farm, meaning it was played at least 300 times that day.

Santiago Plicio's Awful Tower ride (left) and Tim Surtell's Lightning Leap
Santiago Plicio's Awful Tower ride (left) and Tim Surtell's Lightning Leap

Both Brian and Santiago said they thoroughly enjoyed the day, and could they please book for next year!

 

» This article appeared in the Autumn 2015 issue of SELMEC News.

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