About Northleach Steamshow


Beginnings

Northleach has been associated with steam rallies since as far back as the 1950s. In later years it became known as Northleach Steam and Stationary Engine Show which, following the death of the original founder, Peter Nicholls, was run by his daughter Rita Nichols for a couple of years, then in its last remaining years up to 2000, was organised by Ken Darbun.


Revival

In 2012 plans were put into action by Steve Freemantle and a small team of volunteers to bring the show back to Northleach, and in September 2013 the first Northleach Steam and Vintage Show was held in the fields adjacent to where the show originally started in the 1950s. The 2013 revival show was a great success and even though it was only our first year we were still able to make donations to local organisations, whilst ensuring the show can be held again annually and hopefully raise even more monies for the local community.

Kettlebells

Weight Lifting Class

Live Music

As well as a great selection of Steam & Vintage vehicles and machinery, Northleach steam show also is proud to offer local bands a stage to entertain us all! Come and enjoy this local talent in our idyllic Cotswold setting.


Stalls and Atttractions

To keep the whole family amused, Northleach Steamshow hosts a large selection of family attractions for all to enjoy, inlcuding:

  • Variety of food stalls
  • Face painting
  • Handbags jewellery etc
  • Tombolas and cakes
  • Bric-a-brac
  • Much more!
Kettlebells

Kettlebells

Volunteers

Of course none of this would have been possible without all the help and support from the local community, especially Rich Wills and The Farmington Trust for providing the land to use for the show, Slatters Farm for all the help they provided in getting the show up and running (including the original field we had planned to use but rapidly outgrew due to the enthusiasm of the exhibitors who wished to attend), Northleach and Fosse Lions Club for manning the public entrance and all the volunteers who turned out to steward. Then there was the support of the local shops and individuals who helped with sponsorhip, and we hope we will have such support again this year.