The “Steam-up” is an annual event held early summer in the grounds of Liz and Tony Gosling’s house, Penventon, in Shute. This is a whole family occasion and the great attraction is the opportunity to have a ride on Tony’s miniature steam train as it huffs and puffs around the immaculate gardens of the house. Liz provides her famous Devon cream teas. There is a raffle and ice cream and cakes are also on sale. Children can be amused with Rob’s giant “noughts and crosses” and “splat the rat”. This year, 2010, we raised £503 for the hall funds. Special thanks to Liz and Tony for hosting this very popular event.