Welcome to the pages of 'steamextravaganza.com'. Here you will find a whole world of both facts and fiction based around the steam and vintage preservation scene. These pages are written by myself (Matt S) and do not claim to represent anyone else but myself. I speak as I find so some of the content may not be to everyone's taste, but it's up to you from this point on into how far you delve into the various elements listed below.
If you have visited this site to find out more about the Gloucestershire Steam Extravaganza, then you have reached what I would call 'Steam HQ' (Link). As Steam Steward, I try my best to keep everyone up to date with what can be found within the section at South Cerney in August. It changes regularly so it's worth popping back from time to time. As you'll see I am extremely enthusiastic about the Steam element of the show and very proud of what has been achieved over the years by the 'Steam Team' and myself. If you are looking for information on the rest of the show, you'll also find that here as well (Link).
If your interested in following the adventures of a Steam Roller and her crew, then this part of the website is for you. Built in 1921, Fowler No. 15813 is a regular at events in the Stroud area of Gloucestershire and can often be found trundling from place to place throughout the year. You can follow the trips we make and the fun we have via the Blog Pages below, but you can also follow our activities in the Engine Shed with some of the other 'kit' we have on the main 'steamextravaganza.com' pages (Link). As ever a general warning should go before stepping further into our world of fun. We like to extract the urine, wind each other up and poke fun at anything and everything. You have been warned.
Okay from the outset I know the term 'Blog' will turn a lot of visitors away from this particular section of the website, but it's not a personal soap box. No, the Steam Extravaganza Blog is more a magazine type project that brings the entire site together with hundreds of images, thousands of words and a insight into all things steam and vintage. Think of it as a news channel, where individual exhibits that are found on a rally field or in an engine shed are featured, daily. It's not just steam either as most elements of any event are covered in one form or another. The pages and content of the Blog are copious and it's quite easy to get lost in the wealth of content that has been built up over the years (Link).
The entire content of this website is my own work. I do not pretend to be an expert in what I write about or lay claim to this being the best steam driven site on the internet. The opinions expressed and text used are my own. Many people allow me to use their photographs on these pages. I always seek permission to do so and everyone who does, is happy with how I use them. Unfortunately in recent weeks it has become apparent that some images have been lifted and used without permission. Not the end of the world, but when the site in question has a name very similar to this and is designed simply to make people money it isn't really what I would call, in the spirit of how things are done. I would politely ask anyone wishing to use any content from this website to seek permission first. That is all.