15 January 2016
HENHAM STEAM RALLY TEAM IN SEARCH OF NEW TALENT
Following the retirement of several key members, the Grand Henham Steam Rally organising committee is searching for new members.
Volunteers to help organise next year's rally are being sought, especially those with experience in advertising and publicity, as well as entertainment management such as booking bands and attractions. The team is also looking for someone specialising in procurement. All roles are on a voluntary basis and require input throughout the year.
Chairman of the organising committee Mike Powell-Evans said: "The rally is organised solely by volunteers who dedicate their time throughout the year. We are always looking for volunteers to help ensure the rally runs smoothly and this year is no exception. Organising an event such as the rally takes considerable effort and the more people we have to help, the better the event will be."
The rally is a charity which donates to local causes, including Wangford and District Community Council, Southwold (Sole Bay) Lions Club and the parochial Church Councils of Sotherton, Wangford cum Henham and Uggeshall. Each year, the rally organisers also donate to an additional charity which this year is Suffolk Mind.
In addition to the aforementioned roles, help is always welcome from anyone able to assist with the rally in general, as well as working on the site during the rally weekend itself.
The next rally takes place on 17 & 18 September 2016, at a venue which has yet to be confirmed.
Anyone wishing to volunteer should contact email@example.com.
13 October 2015
The dates for next year's rally will be 17th & 18th September 2016.
21 September 2015
And we're done! Thank you to all our fantastic exhibitors, stallholders, helpers, support crew & everyone who gave up their time to put on such a great rally under challenging circumstances. Most importantly, thank you to everyone who came along to the rally & supported us - we hope you had a terrific weekend!
9 September 2015
Our online ticket store is now closed - please check our admissions page for gate prices.
29 August 2015
We have started to send out day passes so if you have placed an order for Saturday and Sunday tickets, you should receive them shortly. Make sure you order your tickets in advance to save money on the gate price and receive FREE priority parking close to the rally entrance.
17 July 2015
Day tickets to allow entry to the rally on either Saturday 19th or Sunday 20th are now available to buy online. When you buy your tickets in advance online, you'll save £2.00 on the gate price - and all tickets are posted for free! In addition, we're offering FREE priority parking when you buy your advance tickets - this means you can park closer to the rally site! To buy your tickets, please click here.
22 June 2015
There's just over one week to go before exhibitor and stallholder entry forms need to be returned. The deadline for this year is 1st July so please make sure your forms are back with your steward before this date. If you would like an entry form for your stall or exhibit and have yet to receive one, please get in touch now.
14 June 2015
Our new leaflet is out now! Take a look to see the amazing range of displays and attractions we have this year.
Belle Coaches will be operating day excursions to the rally and will be picking up from the Waveney and Leiston areas. For details go to www.bellecoaches.co.uk or phone 01502 574669 or 01728 830414.
7 May 2015
Our online ticket store is open! You can now order your caravan & camping passes - postage is free on all our ticket sales and there's no booking fee!
5 May 2015
More exhibitors forms are being emailed out - commercial & military vehicles, fire engines, big trucks and motorcycles have been sent today.
26 April 2015
We're in the process of sending out entry forms to our wide range of exhibitors - vintage cars and models have already been sent out.
3 April 2015
We've been working hard putting together our programme of events for this year's rally and we've got some fantastic displays for your entertainment. Take a look at our What's On 2015 page for more details.
Stallholder forms have now been sent out.
20 February 2015
It has been announced that this year's Grand Henham Steam Rally will be staged at Trinity Park in Ipswich, home of the Suffolk Show, rather than its usual venue at Henham Park near Southwold, Suffolk.
This decision was taken by the Rally's organisers after lengthy negotiations with the owners of Henham Park failed to produce a contract acceptable to both parties. Mike Powell-Evans, Chairman of the Rally's organising committee, says he is disappointed with the outcome
"Henham Park is the spiritual home of the rally and has been its venue for most of its 40 year history, so this decision was not taken lightly." he said. But he added "The Henham Steam Rally has become an important event, not least for the thousands who take part but also for the many charities that use it to raise thousands of pounds each year. It's therefore very important that it continues and this change of venue will allow it to do so."
As the rally is due to take place on the 19th and 20th September, the organisers felt they had no choice but to make this decision now and were pleased that Trinity Park were able to accommodate them.
Over the years, for a number of reasons, the Henham rally has been forced to move to new locations and on each occasion it has proved very successful. The organisers are confident that this move to Trinity Park, on the edge of Ipswich, the county town, will prove to be the same as it offers new facilities and an opportunity to reach a new audience.
We have a new venue! This year, the rally is going to be held at Trinity Park, near Ipswich. Trinity Park is the home of the Suffolk Show and we're honoured to be holding the rally in the same venue as such a special event.
More details coming soon!
11 February 2015
A 'thank you' party was held recently by the organisers of the Grand Henham Steam Rally for all those who helped in staging last year's very successful event. The party, which was held at the Southwold Golf Club, was attended by over 70 people.
During the evening the chairman of the organising committee, Mike Powell-Evans, thanked all those involved in helping to make the very special 40th Anniversary Rally such a success. He then presented cheques worth, in total, over £30,000 to the three main charities supported by the rally, plus a donation to the local RNLI, a charity chosen by the organising committee as their additional 'good cause' for 2014.
In thanking all those present, the chairman made particular reference to the many people who put so much time and effort into helping make the rally such a success even though they are not directly involved with the main sponsoring organisations.
This year's Grand Henham Steam Rally, on 19th and 20th September, will be paying a special tribute to Garretts of Leiston in addition to the extensive display of vintage machinery and a full programme of family entertainment. It's a formula that has established the rally as such a major event in the area.
We're getting the website ready for this year's rally - if you'd like to enter an exhibit or have a stall, please read through the information on the Exhibitors & Stallholders page. Make sure you follow us on Facebook & Twitter too!
1 January 2015
Happy new year - we're already looking forward to the 2015 rally!
28 September 2014
We've have some programmes from this year's rally for sale in our online shop. Maybe you'd like one as a souvenir of a great day out or to add to your collection? Postage is free & we only have a limited number.
26 September 2014:
Great coverage in the Lowestoft Journal this week:
Lowestoft Journal 26/9/14