Sat & Sun 30th - 31st July 2016


Welcome to The Cumbria Steam Gathering Online

Welcome to the website for the Cumbria Steam Gathering.

The sun shone for both days of this years Steam Gathering, much to the relief of the organisers and while the rain in the preceeding days had made ground conditions in some areas a little tricky, nothing could dampen the enthusiam of the thousands of visitors who attended over the two days of the event.

Over the years, the Steam Gathering has attracted a huge variety of exhibits and this year was no exception ranging from the enormous, Mr Sharphouse`s two complete sets of Fowler steam ploughing and cultivating tackle, to the diminutive, for example the array of tea spoons displayed by Mr Stoker in the collections tent.

Activities in the main arena apart from the usual parades of vehicles included a demonstration by the North West Lawn Mower Racing Association and the zany antics of the world famous Purple Helmets motor cycle team, all at speeds approaching 100 miles per hour!

A living van built by two tractor enthusiasts from the north east was offered for sale by auction in the arena on Sunday afternoon. This was a culmination of a project which began when "Big Al" Elliott and Bobby Suddes decided to raise donations for MacMillan Cancer Care and set themselves the target of £10,000. They had already achieved almost half of their target figure at other events during the year and when the van was sold for £4600 on the day it was job done!  For the full story check the news section of the Cumbria Steam & Vintage Vehicle Society`s website                     

As always the show revolves around the dedicated band of volunteers and helpers who turn up to assist with build up and take down of the show. They are joined by many more who carry out stewarding duties over the weekend, a huge thank you to all of you.

Last but not least, thank you to all the exhibitors, many of whom have attended the Cumbria Steam Gathering regularly over the years, without you there would be no show.
If you would care to see pictures of Steam Gatherings past, they can be viewed by opening the the galleries section of the website of the Cumbria Steam & Vintage Vehicle Society,

General enquiries can be raised by e-mail via the Contact Us page of this website where you will also find a list of answers to Frequently Asked Questions or by phone to 07825 369601.