It was full steam ahead at annual rally in Waldron

Steam engines, vintage motorbikes and classic cars converged on the medieval village of Waldron on Sunday for the annual steam rally - staged along the High Street and outside the Star Inn.

Paul and Deborah Lefort, landlords at The Star organise the rally every year.

Hundreds of steam buffs - as well as people who just enjoy a good show - packed the narrow High Street from noon when the first of the hissing monsters began to arrive.

Another hissing monster - The Star’s giant barbecue - was also getting up steam so the chef and his team could prepare burgers, hot dogs and bacon rolls for 400-plus hungry visitors.

Many of the engines had come down from Tinkers Park, Hadlow Down and ranged from half-scale to road and harvesting engines which doubled parked along the High Street and approach roads.

Centre of attention too was the steam driven fairground organ - an enchanting 48 key Limonaire from Paris.

Deborah Lefort and her team from The Stores laid on delicious Sussex teas and pastel cupcakes while Harveys aficionadoes enjoyed beers served from an outdoor bar as well as The Star itself.

While the steamy excitement was going on, local artist Neil Barton was busy sketching caricatures of visitors outside the pub in exchange for payments to charity.