The annual, and really rather wonderful, Shackerstone Family Festival took place at the weekend. For The Boys and me it’s the last major water/railway-related festival of the year, added to which it falls on the weekend after their birthday, so we try to make the pilgrimage up the M1 to attend.

It’s a cracking good celebration of countless enthusiasts enthusiasms! From historic caravans to steam engines, from heritage boats to parachute display teams, from donkey rides to old motorbikes …

We had a wonderful time in the sunshine, as hopefully the following three posts will show…

Starting today with the oily, steamy delights of the steam road rollers and showman’s engines that lined the route from car park to showground…






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