Birkenhead Festival of Transport 2013

I’ve not had a great deal of spare time of late and I have not uploaded some of my more recent photographs.  Going back a month; on Sunday 15 September I went along to Birkenhead Park to see the annual Birkenhead Festival of Transport.

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The Festival always features a popular traditional funfair.

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The weather was wet and windy and the planned Battle of Britain Memorial flight, which was to have performed a ‘fly past’ featuring a Lancaster bomber, had to be cancelled.

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But there were a number of other attractions to photograph.

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There were a range of road going steam engines as well as a Ffestiniog railway engine and carriage operating on a short piece of narrow gauge track.

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There were three steam powered street organs.

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The historic vehicle rally included a range of cars, vans, military vehicles and motor bikes from yesteryear.

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Whilst I missed the dog show I did manage to catch the American Civil War re-enactment group who, as well as marching, presented their bayonets and loaded their muskets and fired a few deafening rounds into the air.

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There was a stage which featured a number of performers.  Unfortunately for the Chester Brass Band the weather did not attract many spectators for their performance.

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