VIDEO & PICTURES: Belper Steam and Vintage Event

Bad weather failed to dampen the fun and excitement at the Belper Steam and Vintage event.

The annual celebration, held at Street Lane in Denby, is one of the largest of its kind in the country. It not only featured the regular selection of vintage vehicles, but an appearance from the world-famous Titan the robot and the Wall of Death motorcycle show.

Belper Steam and Vintage Event

Belper Steam and Vintage Event

Titan, who has appeared with the likes of Rhianna and Will Smith, performed at the site over the weekend with his unique mixture of street theatre, music and comedy.

Event organiser Terry Mellor said:“He went down a storm, although we had to be careful moving him around - it’s not easy moving an eight-foot robot!”

The Wall of Death, a unique show which started in 1929 in which performers ride around a completely vertical wall on vintage motorcycles, was another exciting spectacle.

Also appearing over the weekend were the Welsh Horse Yeomanry who performed CADFARCH, a Welsh Warhorse type of story, and Cavalry through the Ages, as well as performing their all-day Living History Display.

Mr Mellor added:“Everyone who came had a good time. It’s just a shame about the bad weather.

“We’ve not had much luck over the last few years.”