Steam festival could be staged at Telscombe Tye

TELSCOMBE Residents Association is considering staging a steam festival on Telscombe Tye next year.

It would feature traction engines which would not damage the Tye, but would also be a big draw for visitors, both from Telscombe and from other towns. The community group is asking Telscombe Town Council for permission to use the Tye which is just off the A259.

Residents’ association chairman Bob Welch said: “We don’t want to damage the Tye.

“The Tye at the moment is a really beautiful place and we wouldn’t want to spoil it under any circumstances.

“With traction engines they don’t churn up the ground.”

The group will work with the Friends of Telscombe Tye and also hopes to have community stalls at the event.