A taste of the Klondike


The characters are what make an event like this.

Yesterday (Saturday 4th June 2016) I cycled up the A515 to the annual Steam Party event at Klondyke Mill in Draycott in the Clay, home of the North Staffordshire and Cheshire Traction Engine Club – It’s an event I often go to; quintessentially British, it’s a feast for mechanical geeks, people watchers and vintage buffs of all stripes – and it’s running today, too.

There were traction engines in full steam driving around the yard, stationary engines, classic cars, tractors, land rovers and much more – it’s well worth a visit and the people are very friendly.


This wee fellow was having a good time.

The good thing is it’s running today (Sunday 5th June 2016) too, so if you like the look of my photos, get yourselves up there – Just hit the A515 not and it’s just through Draycott in the Clay on the right off the main road. You can’t miss it. Entrance fee is £4.50.

The twice yearly ‘Steam Party’ is regular, and the next one is on the 15th and 16th October 2016. It’s well worth a visit, but the entrance fee can be a shock if there’s a few of you; but the fuel alone isn’t cheap and the North Staffs and Cheshire Traction Engine Club need all the funds they can raise.

This entry was posted in News and tagged , , , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink.

2 Responses to A taste of the Klondike

  1. Clive says:

    Nice photo’s Bob.

  2. George says:

    I went to the Klondike rally several years ago many times. It was excellent could not be more friendly club. Super

Leave a Reply

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.