Slideshow: Waldron Steam Fair

There was music, drumming, cupcakes, burgers, hotdogs, vintage bikes and dozens of hissing monster steam engines at Waldron’s annual steam fair last Sunday.

A spokesman said: “This event is growing and growing. Most of the engines have come down from the Tinkers’ Park steam rally at Hadlow Down and I reckon there are about a third more this year.”

Waldron steam fair

Waldron steam fair

The engines - ranged from half scale to road and harvesting engines where rear wheels were taller than their drivers. This year they were double parked along the village High Street.

Providing light entertainment were the eerie-sounding and black-clad Skull Drummery from Lewes who accompany Bonfire parades throughout East Sussex plus the 48-key Limonaire from Paris - an enchanting fairground and street organ.

The hospitality team from The Star in Waldron laid on food and drink while The Stores added flowers, plants and gifts to its usual range of coffees, teas and snacks.

For villagers and visitors, the event, staged regularly on the last Sunday of September, marks the end of the summer season.