Northleach Steam and Vintage Show has been running for over 50 years
A STEAM show enthusiast recalled the time he was awarded a trophy for the best engine in 1962 at Northleach.
Last week The Standard printed that the first Northleach Steam and Vintage Show was held in 1974 but new information from Siddington resident David Curtis proved the show was up and running long before this date.
The 83-year-old attended the show with his colleague, Peter Young in 1962 when he was 30. Mr Young owned the engine but the men entered the competition together and came out on top, being awarded a trophy each.
"I obviously haven't been to the Northleach steam show in ages as it hasn't been on," Mr Curtis said. "I often go to the one in South Cerney instead.
"I might go to the Northleach show this year though. I'll bring my trophy and maybe a few photos."
Further conversation with the organiser of this year's steam show, which is being relaunched after 13 years, proved that the show has been running since the mid 1950's.
Organiser Steve Freemantle cleared up the confusion: "The show really reached its prime in the 1970's but it actually began back in the 1956."
The Northleach Steam and Vintage Show returns on September 7-8 and will be held down Eastington Road in Northleach. Visit northleachsteamshow.co.uk for more information or contact 07765 692758 to volunteer over the weekend.
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