Romance was in the air during the midnight whistles on the last night of the Great Dorset Steam Fair 2016.
On bended knee, Adam McKay proposed to his fiancée Kirsty Barker, presenting her with a diamond ring next to ‘Countess’, a Garrett 4NHP Showman’s tractor that they help to maintain with their friends Chris and Robert Gliddon who own it.
The pair travelled to the Great Dorset Steam Fair from Ottery St Mary in Devon. Adam has been to the steam fair every year since he was eight, and Kirsty has been going with him every year since they got together four years ago. He says he had been planning the proposal since last year’s event.
Hundreds of visitors gathered to see dozens of gleaming Showman’s engines blow their whistles as the clock struck midnight, creating a breathtakingly magical experience for visitors on the last night of the fair.
The midnight whistles video can be seen here: https://www.facebook.com/GreatDorsetSteamFair/videos/1431639786852224/