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steamfair. #Repost @holliemaelane Celebrating 50 years of GDSF 🚂

#Repost @holliemaelane Celebrating 50 years of GDSF 🚂

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steamfair. #Repost @desanshirl Pano of the showman’s engines! #GDSF #SteamFair #D

#Repost @desanshirl Pano of the showman’s engines! #GDSF #SteamFair #Dorset

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steamfair. #Repost @desanshirl Taken from behind plastic safety screen up on the

#Repost @desanshirl Taken from behind plastic safety screen up on the big wheel at GDSF 2018 😍

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steamfair. We did it! The Great Dorset Steam Fair achieved the Guinness World Rec

We did it! The Great Dorset Steam Fair achieved the Guinness World Record for ‘the largest display of steam powered vehicles’ to celebrate our 50th year. Out of 522 full size steam engines present at the show, 472 were officially recognised as meeting the set criteria and a certificate was presented to Managing Director Martin Oliver by Guinness World Records Adjudicator Richard Stenning. Martin Oliver said: “I can’t think of a more fitting way to celebrate our 50th year than by achieving a world record! Nowhere else has ever been able to gather this many steam engines in one place and it just goes to show that we really are the biggest steam event on earth. I would like to take this opportunity to thank everyone involved in making it happen – especially those who travelled across continents to get to us. “All our exhibitors stepped up their game this year, and each section had something special to offer the visiting public. It’s brilliant that so many people have supported the show repeatedly for decades, and it’s great to hear that others have started a new tradition of an annual visit to us more recently. All are welcome and we are extremely proud of what we achieved with thanks to our staff, exhibitors, and supporters. My Dad would have been chuffed and that’s what it’s all about for me.” The #500at50 Management Team (left to right ): John Wakeham, Jenny Duncombe, Martin Oliver, and Robert Coles with Guinness World Record Adjudicator Richard Stenning

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Clive Walter in the Rural Craft Marquee will retire after this year’s show, aged 86. He has been a regular stall holder since the early days and first attended GDSF in 1969. He has held his stall for over 40 of the 50 shows! Clive is a Technical Artist, well known amongst the engine owners & enthusiasts, having done numerous commissions for the likes of John Saunders, Nick Baker and the late Arthur Beale. Here he is with our Managing Director, Martin Oliver. Thank you for your support over the years Clive and we wish you all the best!

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The 2018 Michael Oliver Memorial Cup for Overall Best Exhibit goes to Robert Coles with Quo Vadis, described as one of the Steam Fair's 'flagship engines.' #GDSF

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Bert Osborne has been busy making wooden flowers in the Granfers Day arena using his Treadle Lathe, which dates from the 1880's to 1910's. Bert has owned the Lathe for about 6 years and does around 8 to 10 different shows a year.

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steamfair. We are delighted to have Alison Hammond from This Morning here broadca

We are delighted to have Alison Hammond from This Morning here broadcasting live as we celebrate our Guinness World Record at 50 years! 🎉

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Who do you think was more star struck? 🌟

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The Great Dorset Steam Fair 2018 Midnight Whistles. Happy 50th show everyone! 🎉

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If you're here with us tonight, don't forget to join us at the Showmans Engines for the midnight whistles tonight! For those of you at home, we'll be live streaming over on Facebook!

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David Filby has owned this Fordson Supper Dexta Tractor for the past 6 years. David is often exhibiting most weekends at various shows and has traveled nearly 200 miles from Suffolk to attend this years Steam Fair, which will be his 3rd consecutive year. #GDSF

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Carolyn is the proud owner of a 1971 Portafold named Felix. She's owned him for 20 years and this is their ninth year attending the show. They're located in the Vintage Cars area, so come and say Hi and have a look inside! #GDSF

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Good morning everyone! We hope you all have a fantastic Sunday here at the show. Why not go and grab yourself a proper Sunday breakfast this morning at the Showfield restaurant. #GDSF

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We are absolutely loving your snaps! Don’t forget to tag us in them. You can also find us on Twitter: @steamfair and Facebook!

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Alan & Sian Lovell have been coming to the Steam Fair for as long as they can remember. Although their engine is in repairs this year, they're still taking part in the show, helping out in the traction tent. They believe this year has been the best year yet!

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Counting the engines for the Guiness World Record... over half way!! #500at50 #GDSF

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Food, glorious food! Whether you're after a spot of lunch or just a quick snack throughout the day, you can find a huge selection of scrumptious food and thirst quenching drinks in our Food Hall located near the Countryside arena.

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