Steaming Ahead – All The Fun Of The Fair

It’s been a busy old week, but an awesome one – last week gave the opportunity to photograph actress Chyler Leigh with her husband’s band fundraising in Liverpool (but that’s a different story).

Back to the topic though and this Bank Holiday weekend has given the opportunity to re-acquaint ourselves with our very good friends at Chipping Steam Fair.

We’ve been supporting the event and providing their photographic cover for a number of years and it’s fantastic to see the event going from strength-to-strength every year. Fundraising has always been at the heart of the event, in fact it was the need to generate funds to replace Chipping Village Hall which gave birth to the show itself.

Today, for one weekend a year the show ground is transformed by a small army of volunteers into a bustling town like no other. Different suburbs of the town host steam engines, classic cars, motorcycles, caravans, commercial vehicles, tractors and military vehicles. Throughout the day vintage machines can be heard and seen running and entertaining the crowds. Those crowds are most definitely entertained, between entertainment in the big top and main arena, live music, food, drink and the funfair.

It’s almost impossible to describe the event that is Chipping Steam Fair – if you can, come and pay us a visit next year. Whether you do or not, I’ve tried to capture the spirit of the event within two galleries of images – please have a browse:

Image Gallery Part One covers Saturday at the show and includes most of the vehicles on show in the main arena. Image Gallery Part Two covers Sunday & Monday showing the wider atmosphere of events taking place.

Copies of images may be purchased at sensible prices. Please note that all images have been photographed with the full authority of Chipping Steam Fair. I hope you like them, but if you feel any of these images require withdrawing from the gallery for any reason please do not hesitate to Contact Me.

From One Bank Holiday To The Next

Having an extended weekend has been great and has reminded me that there’s another one just around the corner at the end of May. With it comes one of our favourite event photography weekends – the annual Chipping Steam Fair which this year takes place on Saturday 23rd – Monday 25th May.

Stuart Homer Photography Ltd proud to support Chipping Steam Fair

The Chipping Steam Fair has grown over the years and has something for all the family, whether it be vintage vehicles and machinery, classic cars and bikes, fun fair rides, country crafts and produce or live entertainment.

We’ve been excited in supporting the fair in having a trade stand on earlier years, photographing the event for the committee and supplying images for publication in their programmes and flyers.

It’s a great event so get yourself down there and take it all in for yourself. It’s in a great cause too. You can see last years images on my Gallery Page or have a look at Chipping Steam Fair’s own webpage (in a new window).

Sadly this year we have a clash and won’t be able to be there, but the good news is that we’ve been able to arrange for our good friends from Myerscough College’s Photography Degree Course to cover the event instead. It will be valuable work experience for their students and should build their portfolio too.

Contact us today if you’d like to know more about how we can work with you to promote and record your live event.

Come and visit us in the Great Outdoors… In Chipping.

Stuart Homer Photography Ltd. Outdoor CapabilityIt’s getting around to that time of year again, to take the Stuart Homer Photography Ltd. show on the road!

We’re going to be displaying some of our most exciting products on our trade stand at Chipping Steam Fair, and for this year we’re just going to be there for one day: Saturday 26th May. We’d be delighted to see you, whether you’re just passing or if you’d like to come to see us, you’re more than welcome.

If you can’t make it don’t panic – we’re also going to be at Ruffs Dog Show on Ashton Park, Preston on Saturday 9th June and Myerscough College Open Day on Sunday 10th June too. We’d love to see you there…