Here in the South of England the Jubilee weekend kicked off the Transport fayre season with an extended 4 day event at the Cuckoo Spring Fayre. Laughton near Ringmer East Sussex. this is the spring event, whereas the Summer version is called Laughton Country Fayre. Same Venue, different name. The Weather was hot and Sunny for the first 2 days and then cloudy and wet for the next two, Typical British weather then!! However, we went on the hot sunny Sunday whilst everyone else watched football on TV. Some team drew against Sweden apparently!
Surprisingly, the event was packed out!!! so I'm not the only one that cant stand football!!! £6 for adults and £3 for children doesn't seem bad, but there was no reduced "family ticket" as is common at many events, so £18 later we were in! The Spring event is much the same as the Summer version , general market stalls have taken over the autojumble, but then it is a Fayre as opposed to a Transport festival The most noticeable difference however,: In the Summer ploughing engines toil the soil with traditional methods whereas the spring event has POWER PULLING!! Mad mans motor sport is how its billed!! mini tractors pull a weighted sled down a 100 metre track .......sounds kinda dull? Well the mini tractors are like mini dragsters, big fat tyres on the back, smaller ones on the front. the tractor is about the size of a tractor! but then comes the engine! V8, V12's Turbo chargers, the lot even a Jet powered one!! Satan's Toy, The sled has a several ton weight on its back which is pulled up the bed of the sled increasing its weight as the tractor pulls the whole lot down the track, not all make it to the end!!!