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Castle Combe Steam Rally returns this May

20th April 2017 Print
Jessie May and Steam Rally teams

The Castle Combe Steam & Vintage Rally is back for its 32nd year, with organisers expecting crowds of thousands to descend upon the event on 20 and 21 May.

The popular annual event will feature all the old favourites including displays of vintage steam engines, tractors, cars, military vehicles and motorcycles. Fairground rides and attractions will keep the children entertained and evening music will come from live band Tundra, which will play hits from six decades.

Live arena events this year include the Terrier Racing display team, Shetland ponies, Kooky the Clown, radio-controlled buggies, mini Landrover rides and Sheepdog demonstrations.

As with the previous two years, the event will raise money for local charity Jessie May, which provides care for terminally ill children within their own homes across Wiltshire and local regions.

Jessie May head of fundraising, Julian Withers, said: “The Steam Rally is one of the highlights of the calendar for us at Jessie May and for many families across Wiltshire who look forward to a fun day out packed with things to see and do.

“We’re looking forward to the usual popular displays and exhibits as well as craft stalls, jumble sales, trade stands, fairground rides and refreshments to entertain the whole family. There is also free car parking on site.

“We’re delighted to have been selected as the chosen charity for the event for the third year running. Events like this are vital in helping to fund our work, which is increasingly expanding into Wiltshire.

“A huge part of what we do at Jessie May is helping families to enjoy special days out and moments during the, often too short, time they have together. We hope to see lots of our families at the Steam Rally, creating memories and experiences.

It costs around £1,200,000 for Jessie May to provide care to families who need it yearly and as the charity is almost entirely dependent on public support, fundraisers like this are essential.

Jessie May has started working in partnership with Naomi House providing care in the home to 28 terminally ill children in Wiltshire.

The Steam Rally is held at the Castle Combe Race Circuit and is open from 10am-6pm on Saturday 20 May and 10am-5pm on Sunday 21 May. Tickets can be purchased on the day with adult tickets costing £8 (for one day), OAPs £6 and children under 14 going free.

For more information about the event visit and for more information about the work of Jessie May visit

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Jessie May and Steam Rally teams