About Northleach Steamshow


Northleach has been associated with steam rallies since as far back as the 1950s. In later years it became known as Northleach Steam and Stationary Engine Show which, following the death of the original founder, Peter Nichols, was run by his daughter Rita Nichols for a couple of years, then in its last remaining years up to 2000, was organised by Ken Darbon.


In 2012 plans were put into action by Steve Freemantle and a small team of volunteers to bring the show back to Northleach, and in September 2013 the first Northleach Steam and Vintage Show was held in the fields adjacent to where the show originally started in the 1950s. The 2013 revival show was a great success and even though it was only our first year we were still able to make donations to local organisations, whilst ensuring the show can be held again annually and hopefully raise even more monies for the local community.


Stalls and Atttractions

To keep the whole family amused, Northleach Steamshow hosts a large selection of family attractions for all to enjoy, inlcuding:

  • Variety of food stalls
  • Face painting
  • Handbags, jewellery etc
  • Tombola and cakes
  • Bric-a-brac
  • Much more!



Of course none of this would have been possible without all the help and support from the local community, the Notgrove estate for providing the land to use for the show, and all the volunteers who turned out to steward. Then there is the support of the local businesses and individuals who helped with sponsorship, and we hope we will have such support again this year.

If you would like to volunteer your time over the weekend please get in touch.