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British Industrial History

Events 2012

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This is a list of known major events in the UK during 2012. If you know of others and would like to add them to the list then tell us about it through the Contact us form and we will add the information.

We do our best to ensure this list is accurate but you should check directly with the show to confirm the dates. Please let us know about any errors or omissions.

January

February

  • 4-5th. Somerset Vintage and Classic Tractor Show. Shepton Mallet. [2]
  • 18-19th. Bristol Classic Motorcycle Show. Shepton Mallet.[3]

March

  • 3-4th Mar. Tractor World. Three Counties Showground, Malvern.
  • 4th Mar. Steam Day, Ellenroad Steam Museum, Newhay, Rochdale. [5]
  • 10-11th Mar. London Transport Depot Open Weekend. [6]
  • 31st Mar. Heritage Transport Show, Detling, Maidstone. [7]

April

  • 12-15th Apr. Great North Steam Fair, Beamish Museum
  • 14th. Vintage Car Rally, Finch Foundry, nr Okehampton, EX20 2NW. 11am - 4:30pm.
  • 14-15th Apr. Basingstoke and District Miniature Steam rally and Exhibition. Viables craft centre, Harrow Way, Basingstoke [11]
  • 15th Apr. Veteran Cycle and Industrial Trains day, Amberley Working Museum
  • 15th Apr. Steam and Country Fair, Bursledon Brickworks Industrial Museum, Southampton
  • 15th Apr. Chasewater Transport Show, Brownhills [12]

May

June

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July

August

September

October

November

December



TBA

  • TBA. London-Brighton Pioneer Motorcycle Run. [93]
  • TBA. Maidstone Transport Heritage Show. Kent Showground.
  • TBA. Footman James 32nd Bristol Classic Car Show. Shepton Mallet, Somerset. [94]
  • TBA. Malvern Autojumble and Classic Car Show. Three Counties Showground, Malvern.
  • TBA. International Classic Motorcycle Show. Stafford County Show Ground, Staff. [95]
  • TBA. Kirkby Stephen and Brough Classic Commercial Vehicle rally. [96]
  • TBA. Border Counties Vintage Steam Show. Vauxhall Fields, Monmouth. [97]
  • TBA. Donnington Historic Festival. [98]
  • TBA. CSVAC Steam and Vintage Rally. Newton Valence, Hamp. [131]
  • TBA. East Wales and Borders Rally. Pandy (A465) between Abergavvenny and Hereford.
  • TBA. Little Weighton Steam and Vintage Rally. near Beverley, Yorks.
  • TBA. Moffat Classic Car Rally. Borders. [132]
  • TBA. Preston Rally. Preston-nest-Wingham, near Canterbury. [133]
  • TBA. Clumber Park Steam Fair, Worksop, Nottinghamshire, S80 3AZ. [134]
  • TBA. West Suffolk Country Fair. Bury St. Edmunds. [135]
  • TBA. Lancashire Classic Car and Bike Show. Hoghton Tower, near Preston. [136]
  • TBA. Swaton Vintage Day. Thorpe Latimer, near Sleaford, Lincs. [137]
  • TBA. Goodwood Festival of Speed. [138]
  • TBA. Cotswold Show, Cirencester Park, GL7 1XB. [139]
  • TBA. Heddington and Stockley Steam rally. near Calne. [140]
  • TBA. Mosterton Vintage Rally. [141]
  • TBA. Truckfest Southwest. Showground, Shepton Mallet. [142]
  • TBA. Liskeard Agricultural Show, Cornwall. [143]
  • TBA. RNAS Yeolvilton Air Day, Celebrating 40 years of the Lynx helicopter.
  • TBA. Quexpo Country Fair. Birchington, Margate, Kent.
  • TBA. Walpole Steam and Country Fair. Walpole St. Andrew. Near Wisbech.
  • TBA. Leighton Hall Classic Car and Bike Show. Leighton Hall, Carnforth. [144]
  • TBA. Stithians Agricultural Show. Cornwalls biggest one-day show. [145]
  • TBA. Cholmondeley Pageant of Power. Cholmondeley Castle (South Cheshire). [146]
  • TBA. Cumberland County Show, Carlisle Race course, CA2 4TS. [147]
  • TBA. Market Harborough Steam and Transport Show. Rockingham castle near Corby. [148]
  • TBA. Portland Steam and Vintage Show. Chickerell, Weymouth. portlandsteamshow.co.uk
  • TBA. Rally in the Valley. Severn Park, Bridgnorth. [149]
  • TBA. Beaumanor Hall Classic car and Transport Show. Woodhouse, Leicestershire. [150]
  • TBA. Classic Motoring Extravaganza. Breamore House, Fordingbridge. [151]
  • TBA. Classics at the Castle. Sherbourne Castle, Dorset.
  • TBA. Durrington Village Show and Vehicle Gathering. near Amesbury, Wiltshire.
  • TBA. Whitley Bay Vintage Bus Display. [152]
  • TBA. Wheels Classic Vehicle Show. The Rotary Club, Royal Cornwall Showground, Wadebridge, Cornwall. [153]
  • TBA. RNAS Culdrose Air Day, Helston, Cornwall.
  • TBA. Launceston Agricultural Show, Kennards House, Launceston, Cornwall. [154]
  • TBA. Silverstone Classic.
  • TBA. Worthing Vintage Vehicle and Steam Rally
  • TBA. Classic Vehicle Show. Chiltern Open Air Museum, Chalfont St. Giles. [155]
  • TBA. Erewash Steam and Transport Show. Long Eaton, Notts. [156]
  • TBA. Winterton Steam Rally near Scunthorpe. [157]
  • TBA. North Wales Classic Car Event. Bodelwyddan Castle, Rhyl.
  • TBA. Old Ford Rally. Gaydon. [158]
  • TBA. Malvern Classic Car Camping Weekend. Three Counties Showground..
  • TBA. Dacorum Steam and Country Fair at Potten End, Herts
  • TBA. St. Buryan Rally. West of Penzance.
  • TBA. Brooklands Auto-Aero Jumble.
  • TBA. Honiton Show, EX14 3AW.[159]


  • TBA. Classic Vehicle Show. Royal Gunpowder Mills, Waltham Abbey. [160]]
  • TBA. Truckfest Scotland. Royal Highland Showground, Ingliston, Edinburgh. [161]
  • TBA. Trimpley Steam and Vintage Rally. Bewdley. [162]
  • TBA. Walsall Classic Car Show. Walsall Arboretum Extension. [163]
  • TBA. Yorkshire Classic Car Show. Ripley Castle, Harrogate. [164]
  • TBA. Anglesey Show, Gwalchmai. [165]
  • TBA. Purbeck Rally at Wareham, Dorset [166]
  • TBA. South Hams Vintage Machinery Club Working Rally. Sorley Cross, Kingsbridge, South Devon, TQ7 4AF. [167]


  • TBA. Robins Cook Farm Historic Wheels. Redhill, Surrey. [168]
  • TBA. Retrofestival. White Waltham. Maidenhead. [169]
  • TBA. Thurlow Steam and Country Show. Horseheath Racecourse, Cambs. [170]
  • TBA. West Suffolk Air Display and Classic Car Show. Bury St. Edmunds. [171]
  • TBA. Lowther Game & Country Fair, Cumbria. [172]
  • TBA. BMW Festival. Gaydon. [173]
  • TBA. Boston Classic Car Show. Skeldyke Road, Kirton, near Boston.
  • TBA. Hay-on-Wye Steam and Vintage Rally. [174]
  • TBA. Lytham Hall Classic Car and Bike Show. Lytham St. Annes. [175]
  • TBA. Orkney Vintage Rally. Kirkwall.
  • TBA. Shugborough Classic car and Transport Show. Milford, Staffs. [176]
  • TBA. Woburn Rally. Woburn Abbey. rally.ucoz.co.uk
  • TBA. Gillingham and Shaftesbury Show. [177]
  • TBA. Bristol Model Engineering and Hobbies Exhibition. Thornbury. [178]
  • TBA. Crathes Steam and Vintage Rally. Milton of Crathes.
  • TBA. Festival of Steam. Weald and Downland Museum. near Chichester. [179]
  • TBA. Kington Vintage Show. Herefordshire.
  • TBA. Tatton Park Vintage, Classic and Sports Car Show. Tatton Park.
  • TBA. Commercial Vehicle Show. Amberley Working Museum, near Arundel. [180]
  • TBA. Raby Castle Classic Vehicle Show. Staindrop. [181]
  • TBA. Classic Car Show. Blenheim Palace.
  • TBA. Cheshire Classic Car Show. Capesthorne Hall. near Macclesfield. [182]
  • TBA. Durham Classic Vehicle Show. Witton-le-Wear, Co Durham. [183]
  • TBA. Lakeland Classic Vehicle Show. Hutton-in-the-Forest, Cumbria. [184]
  • TBA. Little Gransden Air and Vintage Vehicle Show. South Cambridgeshire. [185]
  • 26-27th. Claymills Victorian Pumping Station steam day. Claymills Victorian Pumping Station
  • TBA. Enfield Steam and County Show. Cuffley, Herts. [186]
  • TBA. Oxfordshire Classic car Show. Blenheim Palace, Woodstock. [187] * TBA. Arley Vintage Rally. Arley near Kidderminster.
  • TBA. Bredon Vintage and Classic Car Rally. near Tewkesbury.
  • TBA. Notts Classic Vehicle Show. Thoresby Park, near Ollerton. [188]
  • TBA. Glendale Show, Northumberland. [189]
  • TBA. Autumn Vintage Rally. Hurworth Place, near Darlington. [190]
  • TBA. Vintage Transport Festival. Lewis Merthyr, Trehafod, Pontypridd. [191]
  • TBA. Winkleigh Transport Collection Open day, Devon.
  • TBA. Thatcham Classic Car Show. Dunstan Green, Berks.
  • TBA. Great Malvern Autojumble. Three Counties Showground. [192]
  • TBA. Autumn Vintage Vehicle Show. Amberley Museum. near Arundel. [193]
  • TBA. Classic Motorcycle Mechanics Show. Stafford County Show Ground, Staffs. [194]
  • TBA. St. Leger Historic Vehicle rally. Trollybus Museum, Sandtoft near Doncaster. [195]
  • TBA. Autumn Classic Tour around South Devon. Torquay.
  • TBA. Tebay Heritage Transport Rally. Cumbria. [196]
  • TBA. Dorset County Show, Dorchester. [197]
  • TBA. Festival of 1,000 Classics. Cholmondeley.
  • TBA. Ripon Autumn Classic Car and Bike Show. Ripon Race Course. [198]


  • TBA. Apedale Light Railway Gala, Staffs. [199]
  • TBA. International Autojumble. National Motor Museum. [200]
  • TBA. Lanlivery Vintage Rally, Lanlivery, Cornwall.[201]
  • TBA. Chapelton Steam Rally, A377, Chapelton, near Barnstaple, Devon. [202]
  • TBA. Tredegar House Rally. [203]
  • TBA. Grand Steam and Vintage Vehicle Show. Quainton Station, Bucks. [204]



  • TBA. Newark Vintage Tractor and Heritage Show. [205]
  • TBA. Malvern Classic Car and Bike Autojumble. Three Counties Showground.





We do our best to ensure this list is accurate but you should check directly with the show to confirm the dates. Please let us know about any errors or ommissions.