Welcome to the website for the Cumbria Steam Gathering which takes place annually over the last weekend in July. Our home since 1986 has been Cark Airfield, Flookburgh, Grange over Sands LA11 7LS by kind permission of Mr J Latham and Sons.
Another Steam Gathering done and dusted, this year for the first time with the considerable benefit of financial aid gratefully received from a number of local sponsors. Exhibitors also assisted with the ever increasing financial burden of provision of essential services; security, water, electricity and toilets being just some of the major items needed throughout the duration of the event. Exhibitors are, it goes without saying, the people who provide the show for visitors to enjoy and it was gratifying to note that the vast majority stayed with us throughout the weekend despite the dubious weather forecast and the wet Saturday afternoon. On behalf of the organising committee, a big thank you to you all.
Another thank you is due to the many visitors who, judging from the positive comments on social media, seem to have enjoyed their time with us.
Last but certainly not least, our grateful thanks to the stoic band of volunteers without whom the Cumbria Steam Gathering would not exist; to repeat a well used phrase, volunteers are not paid because they are worthless but because they are priceless!
All being well the Cumbria Steam Gathering will return to Cark Airfield, Flookburgh over the weekend of July 25th and 26th 2020, we hope to see you there.
If you would care to see pictures of Steam Gatherings past, please go to the gallery page on this website.