A 103-year-old horse drawn steam pump will be one of the main attractions at this year's Fire Engine and Vintage Vehicle Rally and Country Fair. The fair will be held at Escot Estate, Fairmile, near Ottery St Mary, Sunday June 26, 2011, 1000-1700. 

The rally will feature dozens of vintage fire engines and other vehicles, displays and other attractions, with proceeds from this popular event going towards The Fire Fighters Charity.  

Event coordinator Chris Swindle said: "The Service works hard to ensure that firefighters have the best vehicles and equipment to do their job, but we also value the proud history of our Service and have pride in our past achievements. 

"We would welcome the public at the rally where they will enjoy this glimpse into the past and entertainment from the present." 

Apart from the vehicles on display other attractions include: 

  • Demonstrations of the 1908 St Giles Steam Pump drawn by two Percheron horses 
  • Steam engine rides 
  • Children's rides and entertainment 
  • Craft marquee 
  • Refreshments 
  • Other emergency responders (police/ambulance).

Posted: 11.25am, 07.04.11