Carry On Carrington
Drainage by dragline, a working steam-driven sawmill and thresher unit, steam cultivation and horse ploughing and bulldozers, Caterpillar tractors and a scraper box, all hard at work filling wet holes in a field, are featured in this spectacular Carrington video.
Working equipment was one of the highlights of the 40th Anniversary event, and miniature cameras fitted to some of the tackle give a stunning working pictures never previously seen on video. A worm's eye view of steam cultivation, and a look into the maw of the big scraper as it chews off the earth are among the unique images.
'Carry On' star Barbara Windsor, who opened the 1999 event, reveals some of her 'steamy' experiences, and gets to grips with 'British Hero', the only surviving Garrett Showman's engine. Other engines new to the rally scene are also featured and include a Brown and May steam tractor and a Foster Showman's engine named 'Obesession', which was totally rebuilt from an incomplete assortment of engine parts. Also features archive film of early steam rallies in Skegness, Revesby and Carrington Park.
- Running time 60 minutes
- Colour, UK PAL DVD
- Aspect ratio 4:3
- Narrated by Alan Stennett
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