Blists Hill in Steam
Blists Hill Victorian Town
19 Aug 2017 – 20 Aug 2017
Blists Hill Victorian Town will be ‘in steam’ on Saturday 19 and Sunday 20 August, giving you a rare chance to get up close and personal with an array of Victorian steam powered machines, all of which will be in their full working splendour.
The town’s replica of Trevithick’s 1802 Coalbrookdale locomotive will be running; the original is believed to be the world’s first steam locomotive. Other Museum engines in steam will include ‘Billy’, a fantastic 1903 Wallis & Steevens road roller, the Merry Weather fire pump and the Fielding oil engine as well as portable and ploughing engines. The impressive Blists Hill Ironworks steam hammer will also be in operation as well as the two ironworks engines; sometimes known as ‘The Woods Engine’ the large forge mill engine features a 27 tonne fly wheel.
In addition, there will be a variety of special guest engines, both large and small, around the Town throughout the weekend. Normal admission charges apply.