Next stop matrimony for steam enthusiasts after proposal at Ramsey rally

Miniature & More Rally, at Ramsey Rural Museum, George Lee, proposes to organiser Caz Mercer, watche

Miniature & More Rally, at Ramsey Rural Museum, George Lee, proposes to organiser Caz Mercer, watched by vintage vehicle drivers, - Credit: Archant

It’s full steam ahead for a couple of steam engine enthusiasts who took their relationship up a gear at the weekend.

Miniature & More Rally, at Ramsey Rural Museum, (l-r) Thomas Hoy, from St Neots, with Spencer, from

Miniature & More Rally, at Ramsey Rural Museum, (l-r) Thomas Hoy, from St Neots, with Spencer, from Spalding, - Credit: Archant

George Lee, 26, got down on one knee and proposed to girlfriend Caz Mercer in front of friends, family and members of the public at the Miniature and More Rally at the Ramsey Rural Museum, on Saturday.

Event organiser, Mr Lee said: “Our friends were there and so were both our families so it was the perfect time to propose – she had no idea.”

The couple meet three years ago at a steam rally in Skegness where Miss Mercer, 32, was celebrating her friend’s birthday.

She said: “I wasn’t a fan of the steam rallies before I met George but once we met I started going along to them more and more.

Miniature & More Rally, at Ramsey Rural Museum, Sid Bywaters, from Luton, with his 1941 Austin K2

Miniature & More Rally, at Ramsey Rural Museum, Sid Bywaters, from Luton, with his 1941 Austin K2 - Credit: Archant


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“It was such a surprise that he proposed to me, I didn’t expect it.”

The happy couple are unsure as yet whether their wedding will have a steam theme to the day.

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Along with the merriment, the weekend hosted more than a dozen traction engines, six fire appliances and six classic cars.

Mr Lee said: “It was a great event, this was the first proper year that we have put on the display and we will certainly be organising another one next year.”

As a part of the event more than 100 visitors donated to the Fire Fighters Charity and raised more than £800 for the organisation.

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