NEW: Hollycombe Steam Collection
Wednesday 14th August 2019
The Hollycombe Steam Collection dates back to the 1940s when Commander John Baldock decided to preserve some of the steam traction engines that were rapidly disappearing from Britain. By the early 1960s he had acquired a significant collection of road vehicles and started to collect fairground rides. In the late ’60s he extended his interests again into preserving railway equipment. Today the collection is run by a charitable trust and amongst the attractions are a fully working Victorian and Edwardian Fairground, including the ‘Razzle Dazzle’ , known as the first white-knuckle ride. There is also a display of road rollers and steam engines and a narrow gauge and miniature railway which operate through the grounds. There is a cafeteria on site which offers a range of food and drink, however we will stop at Forest Lodge Garden Centre where there will be an opportunity to purchase lunch.