Partly Cloudy

Partly Cloudy

max temp: 10°C

min temp: 4°C

Search

Steaming ahead with exciting line-up for annual Henham rally

PUBLISHED: 10:44 14 August 2018 | UPDATED: 10:44 14 August 2018

The 44th Grand Henham Steam Rally will be held in September Picture: GRAND HENHAM STEAM RALLY

The 44th Grand Henham Steam Rally will be held in September Picture: GRAND HENHAM STEAM RALLY

Grand Henham Steam Rally

Steam power, horse power and the Dog and Duck Show will all feature at the 44th Grand Henham Steam Rally.

The Dog and Duck Show will be one of the attractions at this year's Grand Henham Steam Rally Picture: Dog & Duck ShowThe Dog and Duck Show will be one of the attractions at this year's Grand Henham Steam Rally Picture: Dog & Duck Show

The event will take place on September 15 and 15 at Henham Park, near Southwold, with unusual animal attractions alongside the steam exhbits.

Stuart Barnes and his Dog and Duck Show will use highly-trained sheepdogs to herd ducks in the Len Murray Arena. They have travelled all over the world working with wildlife and will give the audience insights into dog behaviour issues.

Also set to appear is Nigel Oakley from Rede Hall near Bury St Edmunds, who helps to keep alive the tradition of real horse power. He and his team will display both Shires and Suffolk Punch horses, along with a range of horse-drawn vehicles.

Nigel Oakley will bring horse power to the Grand Henham Steam Rally Picture: HERITAGE SNAPPERNigel Oakley will bring horse power to the Grand Henham Steam Rally Picture: HERITAGE SNAPPER

The event will also feature working steam demonstrations, vintage and classic cars, motorcycles, tractors and commercial vehicles and a threshing demonstration, as well as a vintage fairground, crafts, trade and food stalls, chainsaw carving and much more.

Acts set to appear on the live music bandstand include Ipswich Hospital & St Peter’s Band, the Rogue Shanty Buoys, Bungay Community Choir, Lowestoft Signing Choir and UKE3A Ukulele Band.

Rally favourites the Lowestoft Dog Agility Display Team and Ken Fox Wall of Death will also feature.

Steam power will be demonstrated at the Grand Henham Steam Rally Picture: GRAND HENHAM STEAM RALLYSteam power will be demonstrated at the Grand Henham Steam Rally Picture: GRAND HENHAM STEAM RALLY

The event raises funds for charity, and this year’s chosen causes are: UK Sepsis Trust, East Anglian Air Ambulance, Wrentham Community First Responders, SERV Suffolk & Cambridgeshire and Southwold Lifeboat.

There are discounts for booking in advance. You can also camp for the weekend. For more details and to book, visit the website.

With the Christmas season now almost upon us, our theatres are dusting down their stock of bad jokes, readying themselves for two months of festive fun. Arts editor Andrew Clarke casts an eye over the pantomimes seeking to entertain us this year

From rambling stories about dispensing sockfulls of change into an ATM to regaling the vagaries of living with a jazz musician, Irish funnyman David O’Doherty’s latest bonkers brand of comedy proved a hit.

Gym goers of Ipswich are invited to a free workout with exotic-dancers The Dreamboys to raise money for Children in Need.

There’s something special about a well-performed pantomime. Arts editor Andrew Clarke spoke to Karen Simpson, from Bury Theatre Royal, about what makes this great theatrical tradition so successful

When you watch a comedian like Ross Noble, you’ve got to expect the unexpected.

Acting legend Sir Ian McKellen is touring the region next celebrating his 80th birthday and raising money for regional theatre. Arts editor Andrew Clarke finds out more about this ‘must-see’ event

Ipswich boy and Strictly Come Dancing favourite Robin Windsor explains how wanting to finish at the top of his game and the lure of a permanent natural tan convinced him to waltz into the sunset.

Within minutes of this witty and revealing play starting, you can see what attracted Private Eye’s Ian Hislop and Nick Newman, to write this extraordinary piece of professional biography.

Catching up with the Dreamboys on tour before their Ipswich and Kings Lynn dates, Lynne Mortimer asked them a couple of pertinent questions... oh, and a few frivolous ones too

Most read

Show Job Lists

Newsletter Sign Up

Sign up to the following newsletters:

Sign up to receive our regular email newsletter

Our Privacy Policy

MyDate24 MyPhotos24