A rally created back in 1986 to raise funds for the local parish church.
2024 brings the second year of Chairman, Mr Neil Byrd organising the show. Neil and his wife Martine, with the help and support of the committee and of the rally volunteers, put on a fantastic event for their first year in charge back in 2023. Now with a years experience under their belts, they hope to take the rally forward with new ideas and exhibits ..... but at the same time, keeping the charm and family friendly event that we have all come to love over the previous years.
So lets see what 2024 brings !!!!!
HSHHS was started in 1986 by Allen Eaton in response to a request for a donation from the Warden of Hollowell Chuch for repairs to the roof.
Over the years it grew from the first rally which had 233 exhibits (and raised £8090) and was on an 11 acre site including car park to almost 100 acres of family entertainment.
At the end of 2018 Allen and Jane retired from organising the show after a very successful 32 years.
In 2019 Robin and Di Lewis took over the organising of the show , still working alongside the dedicated group of unpaid volunteers on the committee and help from a lot of local people.
In 2020 and 2021 the show was cancelled for only its seond and third times in its history due to the worldwide Covid pandemic (the fist cancellation being 2001 when foot and mouth was around).
In 2022 Robin and Di Lewis stood down from the running of the show at the end of February. In a bid to save the field from being sold Allen and Jane put on a one off show, and called it the Hollowell Steam and Vintage Rally.
In 2023 Neil and Martine Byrd took over and resurrected the Hollowell Steam & Heavy Horse Show for a 34th show. Hopefully this is the start or a long and successful period for the show under the new organisers.