STEAM rose in columns above Duncombe Park but it wasn’t the heat that was causing it.

The Duncombe Park Steam Rally brought traction engines and many other machines from the days of steam to the grounds of the North Yorkshire stately home in Helmsley.

Among them was a Fowler Traction Engine that got so thirsty en route to the rally, it stopped off for a long drink in York.

Residents of Grange Street, off Fulford Road, were surprised to see it refilling its water tank from a hydrant in their road on Friday afternoon, but quickly rallied round to give its crew a drink as well.

Children at the rally in Ryedale got up close to the steam engines of all shapes and sizes.

Each year, the annual event attracts hundreds of steamers, minature engines, engines that were used for commercial purposes, tractors, stationary engines and steam organs as well as more than 100 vintage cars and motorcycles.