Ilkeston - Pulling Power
w/e 22 May 2016
All of this week's pictures were taken with a Kodak DX6490

Bikers Gathering

An event at the Erewash Museum is usually powerful enough to pull in the people and when it's Motorbike Day which was held this year on Saturday 14th May, it was bikers from all over the area that descended on the museum forecourt and gardens.
New, Old, Big, Small

There were new bikes and old bikes, big bikes and small bikes and all things in between.
BSA 1948

For the motorbike aficionados there was plenty of interest including this one that bore the notice "Wilson Family BSA 1948 M33 Bought new 13/04/1948 Not seen in public since 1962."

It was not just the bikes that were worthy of attention and one gentleman was wearing an impressive badge adorned waistcoat.

Here's something you don't see very often - yours truly in a photo. Trying for that arty shot of the museum reflected in the gleaming metalwork of one of the bikes, I managed to capture a picture of myself.
Pulling For MacMillan

Just a week after Motorbike Day, there was another event in Ilkeston on Saturday 22nd May that was powerful enough to pull people onto the streets when a procession came up Nottingham Road.
Heave Ho!

A team of strong men (and women) were the main protagonists as they took part in a fund raising charity event to raise money for MacMillan Cancer.
Steam Engine

Under the title "Pulling For MacMillan" they had hauled this powerful steam engine all the way from the Red Lion pub at Sandiacre but still had the energy to pull it up the Nottingham Road hill.
Classic Buses

A couple of classic buses were also in the procession seen here further up the hill just above Gnome Island.
Three Horse Shoes

Their destination was the Three Horse Shoes pub on Derby Road where many a pint was quaffed to satisfy the participants' thirsts after all their exertions.

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