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The Great Dorset Steam Fair 2008 DVD

4 Hours DVD

The Great Dorset Steam Fair 2008 DVD
£ 20.00

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The essential guide to the 40th Great Dorset Steam Fair – good weather and a mind boggling array of exhibits helped to create perfect filming conditions for Jonathan Eckardt and his team of professional of camera & sound people. This Year he has produced a DVD with specially extended coverage to celebrate the 40th Anniversary Show to include several films on one DVD – which you can select from a menu list at the beginning of the DVD; 

  1. The Great Dorset Steam Fair 2008 – This is a general coverage of the 2008 show in the usual style - of the wide variety of exhibits, ranging from working steam, organs, tractors, vintage vehicles, Heavy Horses, collections, displays, the main steam arena, the old-time fair and many working sections etc.  Running time 2 Hours
  2. The 1969 40th Anniversary Re-creation Section – To celebrate the 40th Anniversary Stephen Hubbuck approached the organisers of the Great Dorset with the idea of re-creating the very first ‘Working of Steam Engines’. The result was a wonderfully nostalgic trip down memory lane to how rallies used to be. Very well received be the crowds of people that visited this marvellous section – many calling for it to be put on again!. This film uses a mix of interviews, commentary, footage taken in 2008 and Helmut Eckardt’s 1969 black and white photographs.  Running time 35mins
  3. Steam Heavy Haulage Road Run – Two weeks before the Show a spectacular steam road run took place. This was organised by Dave Allen the section leader of the heavy haulage. Involving three engines hauling the Pickford’s low loader plus a support engine on a 20 mile journey from Henstridge to the Steam Fair Showground – negotiating narrow bridges and a number of hills on the way. Running time 22mins
  4. Massey Ferguson 50th Anniversary To commemorate Massey Harris joining forces with Ferguson 50 years ago to create Massey Ferguson, this special section charts development from the famous ‘ Gray Fergi’ through the Red/Gray tractors such as the MF35 and 135 to today’s world-leading products. This film gives an in depth view of this first-class section. Running time 20min
  5. The build-up of the 2008 Show – Follows the teams of staff and workers from the first day they gain access to the showground, to give a real insight into the work that goes on even through bouts of atrocious weather to provide the facilities and services which are essential to the show. Running time 23mins
  6. The Human Angle by John Collins – A collection of human-interest stories and interviews from the 2008 event. Running time 15mins

Commentary by David Milton, Malcolm Fleet and John Collins

Running Time 242mins 

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