Unfortunately, the rain didn't stop this morning and so the penny farthing races were cancelled. We need the rain here as it gets very dry in summer, so we're not really complaining. However, the Victorian parade went ahead, though I didn't take any photos of the people in costume walking in it, because I was one of them! I did stop for a while towards the end, though, and take pictures of the men riding the penny farthings, and all the traction engines. Love those steam-powered things! That's Alf's Imperial Army coming in the rear of the first photo. They are not a serious group, and often skip and jump and march backwards.
This is one of the prettier traction engines. The back wheels are about 6 feet (2 metres) high.