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Old 11th May 2019, 08:29 PM
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Default Bill Targett Memorial Steam Rally, Hampshire May 2019.

A Charitable 2 day event in aid of Wessex Cancer Trust & Hampshire and Isle of Wight Air Ambulance, with just over 20 full size steam and similar number of Miniatures, a good turnout of Tractors, Stationary Engines, Cars, Commercials and Military Vehicles and various other exhibitors.
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Was all going so well 'til the rain came! I have an almost identical set of pictures so won't duplicate yours. I'll just add this one.

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What is the story with Berkswell ? was she in steam? No wish to intrude on private affairs, so only need to know what is in public domain..if that makes sense.

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Thanks for the photos and taking time to post them Jimmy and Bob - especially the ones of the Garrett BJ 3282 and Fowler TK 6141.

Roger, Berkswell was in steam and was seen moving around the rally site.

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Thanks for the photos and taking time to post them Jimmy and Bob - especially the ones of the Garrett BJ 3282 and Fowler TK 6141.

Roger, Berkswell was in steam and was seen moving around the rally site.

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Thanks to Bob for coming to the rescue with photo of Stuarts Garratt, I did take two photos of her one I put in Albums but somehow missed it out when posting Thread.
As regards Rogers query regarding `Berkswell` I have a photo which shows a chap on the footplate about to light a fire in her although I did not see her driving around on the Saturday Ben would I am sure be correct in having seen her moving.
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I do not know the full story, but was told Berkswell was being loaned to the Bicknells whilst their Marshall was being overhauled.


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She was indeed moving but I know nothing about the engine as I have never heard of or seen Berkswell before. If anyone would care to shed some light on her that would be grand.

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The last time I photographed "Berkswell" was at St Agnes in 2003!
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A couple more photos I took of Fowler `Berkswell` one shows chap getting ready to light up, also a photo different to photo posted with others that showed her with Governor Belt on this shows her without for some reason.
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Thanks Jim for the posts, last I heard it was out of action requiring some boiler/ Firebox work,, I was suprised to see its photo, also kicking myself for not heading south Bob, I last took a photo of Berkswell in 1964, or 5. Ben the engine was owned by a Mr Arnold, agricultural contractor and Located at his premises in Back Lane Berkswell, near Coventry. apparently , according to an old posting here there was another engine at the same site which was scrapped. In a barn on the premises was a (Marshal possibly) drum on huge wooden wheels and various old tractors.. I got involved as a 12year old through Lew Beddoes through Coventry Model engineering Society. There was also a Mr Smith, a fitter at Coventry Engine shed. They were restoring the engine but Mr Arnold still owned it The Govenor is from Elsa , I recognise it from the brazing repair job on the body of the govenor and the brazed pulley. Ted Sansom had given it to me as he was fitting a pickering govenor to Elsa, I transported it on my t - rusty butchers bike from Hinckley to Berkswell. . I believe Mr Smiths son did a lot of the welding repairs to the tender and either he or his son eventually owned the engine. .I remember a patch on the firebox on left arount foundation ring area.
Not sure when Mr Arnold aquired the engine, I believe the corrugated iron barn is still standing or seems to be from google maps.

Picture taken earlier with Mr Beddows & Mr Smiths grandson, possibly its subsequent owner. The occasion its first steaming for I don't know how many years. 1964 or there abouts, could have been later, will check


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