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Here’s what just some of our visitors had to say about the show following their visits…

B. Newton, Hungerford- 2018

“Thank you once again for having us to exhibit at the 50th Anniversary, we had a marvellous time. The collection of engines was outstanding and a lot of hard work had gone into getting them all there, I particularly liked the scrap yard. Who would have thought in 1968 when it all started that you would have over 500 engines from all over the world at an event in Dorset. Anyway thank you for all your hard work. It is very much appreciated by a lot of us who enjoy coming to Dorset every year… as Gerry Burr once said, ‘Heaven on earth.’”

Kristein Lewis, (Email Address Supplied) -2018

“Thank you once again for an amazing event. Always a pleasure to arrive and see all the show… back again next year for definite.”

Geoff Butt, (Email Address Supplied) -2018

“Had a great time as always keep up the good work will be back again next year.”

Chris Topp-, (Email Address Supplied) – 2018

“Thank you for a great 500@50 show. This was an amazing celebration of the last 50 years. Keep up the good work. Looking forward to next years show.”

Tim Dalton, Weston-Super-Mare – 2018

“I thought I would drop you a few lines to congratulate you all on what was a magnificent steam fair. I had been looking forward to the 50th rally for many years and you did not disappoint… 500 engines blimey! I have never seen so many steam engines in one location, it was hard to believe and a spectacle to behold that I will never forget. Which brings me onto the big arena what sight that was, I was stood by the fence watching the engines doing their thing and thought I had been stood there around 30 minutes- I had actually been stood there for 2 hours! I must have been totally transfixed by the action in the arena. I could waffle on for pages but it would mean simply this: the 500 at 50 was fantastic and flawless! See you next year!”

Anne Preston, North Yorkshire- 2018

“I feel I must drop you a line to say what an amazing time all our family had at the Rally. How you organized such a large event I will never know… we met people from all over the world- and they could not believe it. Well done- we look forward to Dorset 2019.”

Rob van de Geer, (Email Address Supplied)- 2018

“Hello Jenny. I would like to thank you and the other organisers of the GDSF for inviting us to a very special event this year! We have had a great time, and we hope the visitors enjoyed our attendance to the show. A lot of interesting questions, talks and contacts made our stay more then worthwhile. Hopefully you have enjoyed the show as much as we did!”

Edward Atkinson, (Email Address Supplied)- 2018

“Just wanted to say thank you and congratulations for putting on an amazing show this year. As an exhibitor I doubt I will never see a show like it again. The show is a “Mecca” for people like myself and the anticipation of it being something special for the 50th was certainly no anti-climax.”

Roger Graves, (Email Address Supplied)- 2018

“Hi – can I just take the opportunity to say what a fantastic event it was – I have never been before and travelled down from Grantham, Lincolnshire with my son staying in our caravan on site for 5 days. The organisation, the varied displays, the entertainment, the food and the sheer dedication of all the enthusiasts who so lovingly care for their machines was just outstanding and I cannot thank you enough – we just didn’t want it to end and are already looking forward the next year.”


Great Dorset Steam Fair A354, Tarrant Hinton, Blandford Forum DT11 8HX