Steam enthusiasts and artists enjoy museum

Pics from the steam and craft weekend at the Museum of East Anglian Life in Stowmarket. Andy Potter with this son Jack Potter, 5.
Pics from the steam and craft weekend at the Museum of East Anglian Life in Stowmarket. Andy Potter with this son Jack Potter, 5.
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ARTISTS, craftsmen and steam engine drivers flocked to a Stowmarket museum at the weekend for a special annual event.

The Museum of East Anglian Life held its fifth steam and traditional crafts weekend on Saturday and Sunday.

Crafts people from all over East Anglia put on demonstrations in a variety of crafts and techniques and visitors also had the chance to have a go.

The museum also held its ninth steam engine driver training event.

More than 120 steam enthusiasts have taken part in the course over the years, with some coming back each year for the event.

Students were given the chance to learn the basics of steam engine ownership, maintenance and use from the owners of a number of locally based steam traction engines.

Vintage vehicles and tractors were also on display at the event, including members of the Ferguson club, which was celebrating its 25th anniversary, and regulars from the local David Brown Club.

Artistic visitors could also make a poster on the museum’s original 1870 Colombia printing press.

For more information about the museum and its events, go to www.eastanglianlife.org.uk or call 01449 612229.