The vintage show held at the Deerness Community Hall was excellent. The volunteers and all concerned who helped organise this rally should be very proud of themselves. The weather was kind and the sun came out🌞 to cheer everyone up, smiley faces😃 all around.
There were teas, coffee☕ and cakes🍰 n buns 🍩galore.
The hall is powered by a wind turbine which generates all their electrics and then generates income back from the main grid👌.
The vintage engines, tractors and cars were obviously the pride and joy of their owners as their knowledge enthused. I spoke firstly to Robin Dickinson about his 1931 “Lister B Engine”. He recovered this from a byre in Rendall, approximately a year ago and runs completely unrestored. His 1950s “Stuart Turner Water Pump Set” all original. Then the 1947 “Lister D Engine” specs 23DHS one & half horsepower, this he had to do a complete rebuild.
I then spoke to Allan Scott, he had a 1937 “International 10/20” 25 horsepower mostly original parts.
He also had a “Case 32 horsepower ” on show but much prefers vintage to classic models of tractors. There were many more tractors at the show which you can see from the slide show.
There was a lovely 1958 AJS 500 motorcycle beautifully restored by Stuart & Freddie Wylie in 1998.
We then went for some coffee n cake, whilst awaiting the vintage cars which were doing a drive through Orkney. They arrived as scheduled (almost) 🤔as the video shows.
The amount of dedication the owners must put into these vehicles has to be applauded👏There were too many owners to talk to so I will let you enjoy this slide show.
There were other activities going on, music was played by the”Orkney Traditional Music Project” and a bouncy castle for the bairns.
A great day out 🖒and hopefully it will keep going year after year.