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Steam engines, Syon House
Richmond’s Poolman family take in the thrills and spills of a steam engine rally and jousting tournament at Syon House.
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Syon House, built on the site of the 14th century Syon Monastery, briefly returns to its medieval roots as the setting for a hotly contested – and outright dangerous – jousting tournament. Beforehand, many colourful steam-powered machines are beautifully captured by amateur filmmaker Mr Poolman on an earlier visit to Syon House for the August bank holiday steam engine rally.