Saffron Walden Crank Up's 2 day steam event in photos

Large vintage steam-powered vehicles at Saffron Walden Crank Up, Essex, April 2022

Saffron Walden Crank Up at Carver Barracks, Wimbish - Credit: Saffron Photo

Steam and vintage vehicle enthusiasts flocked to Carver Barracks, Wimbish for the two-day Saffron Walden Crank Up.

It is the first time the event, run by the East Anglian Traction Engine Society, has been held at Carver Barracks, on the former Debden aerodrome.

Organisers said there were 12 full-sized steam engines and around 25 miniatures taking part.

There were also tractors, classic cars and motorbikes, alongside a traditional fairground, trade and craft stalls, and refreshments.

The event is run by a small team of dedicated volunteers.

Last year the event did not run because of the pandemic.

Michael Pumfrey said: "The increased space allowed for a greater variety of vintage exhibits than ever before, including a Burrell steam road locomotive formerly owned by late Saffron Walden Mayor, Steve Neville. 

"The support from the public was outstanding, it was lovely to see crowds of smiling faces again, enjoying everything the show had to offer."

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The show will return to Carver Barracks on April 22 and 23, 2023.

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Vintage vehicle powered by steam, Saffron Walden Crank Up, Carver Barracks, Essex, April 2022

One of the vintage vehicles at Saffron Walden Crank Up - Credit: Saffron Photo

A man holding up a boy, both wearing flat caps, at Saffron Walden Crank Up in Essex, April 2022

Smiling participants at Saffron Walden Crank Up 2022 - Credit: Saffron Photo

Adults onboard a steam powered miniature engine, Saffron Walden Crank Up, Essex, April 2022

Steam-powered vehicles at Saffron Walden Crank Up - Credit: Saffron Photo

Two adults sitting on a miniature steam-powered vehicle, Saffron Walden Crank Up, April 2022 at Carver Barracks, Essex

Fun at Saffron Walden Crank Up - Credit: Saffron Photo

A miniature steam-powered vehicle, with military vehicles in the background, Saffron Walden Crank Up Essex, April 2022

A miniature steam-powered vehicle at Saffron Walden Crank Up - Credit: Saffron Photo

People on vintage vehicles at Saffron Walden Crank Up, Essex, April 2022

Vintage vehicles at Saffron Walden Crank Up, Carver Barracks, Wimbish - Credit: Saffron Photo

Adults admiring exhibits at Saffron Walden Crank Up, Carver Barracks, Essex, April 2022

Miniature vintage vehicles at Saffron Walden Crank Up - Credit: Saffron Photo

Two people in a classic car, Saffron Walden Crank Up, Carver Barracks, Essex, April 2022

One of the classic cars at Saffron Walden Crank Up - Credit: Saffron Photo

A smiling couple admiring a cream coloured classic car, Saffron Walden Crank Up, Essex, April 2022

Crowds admiring classic cars at Saffron Walden Crank Up - Credit: Saffron Photo

A couple smiling next to a red classic car at Saffron Walden Crank Up, Carver Barracks, Essex, April 2022

Classic cars at Saffron Walden Crank Up - Credit: Saffron Photo

A man sitting in an orange coloured car, Saffron Walden Crank Up, April 2022 in Essex

Classic cars on display at Saffron Walden Crank Up - Credit: Saffron Photo

Classic motorbikes on display at Saffron Walden Crank Up, Carver Barracks, Essex, April 2022

Classic motorbikes on show at Saffron Walden Crank Up - Credit: Saffron Photo

Vintage motorbikes at Saffron Walden Crank Up, Carver Barracks, Essex, April 2022

Vintage motorbikes at Saffron Walden Crank Up 2022 - Credit: Saffron Photo

People sitting on a traditional carousel, Saffron Walden Crank Up, Carver Barracks, Essex, April 2022

The traditional funfair at Saffron Walden Crank Up - Credit: Saffron Photo

Two children on a funfair attraction, Saffron Walden Crank Up 2022, in Essex

The traditional funfair at Saffron Walden Crank Up 2022 - Credit: Saffron Photo

Young people in front of a vintage vehicle, Saffron Walden Crank Up, Essex, April 2022

Youngsters at Saffron Walden Crank Up, Wimbish - Credit: Saffron Photo

Man smiling, Saffron Walden Crank Up at Carver Barracks, Wimbish, Essex, April 2022

Saffron Walden Crank Up at Carver Barracks, Wimbish - Credit: Saffron Photo