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Keeping Busy in 2020

by Richard Amos I’m sure everyone has their own story to tell about life under lockdown. Mine starts with finding a care home for Dad who struggled with the isolation and sudden loss of interaction with his friends. Not a good time for care homes but on balance, we felt that he was […]

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Your Club, Our Future

by Mark Tewkesburu I write this piece to plea to you, the members, to help support Our Club. As Steve has pointed out in his report, we have lost another valued member of the club Committee. This has in the last few years run quite light, with several officers taking on more than […]

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Barns Green August Bank Holiday – Saturday

by Andy Skinner During the early part of August, Mark Tewkesbury noticed via Facebook that the Barns Green Classic Car Show was back on, having been cancelled at the start of this Pandemic. Mark mentioned it to me, asking if I fancied doing it? We had not done this event before and with […]

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Ian’s Diary

bi Ian Sampson I have been doing up my Lister H3 water pump as it was getting tatty, I stripped it down, rubbed it all down and repainted it. I can’t put it on the trolley yet as that needs an overhaul and a couple of wheels need rebushing, they wobble a […]

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Chairman’s Report September/October 2020

by Steve Rowland Dear Members I start this issue with an apology for the late newsletter and hope you appreciate that in these troubled times that it has been knocked off its schedule slightly. The Committee were conscious that we had not held a Committee meeting for a while due to the restrictions […]

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Leith Hill Pump House continued…

By Phillip Sampson On an earlier visit I had been given a box file which contained a lot of information regarding the pump house. There were mentions of water supply problems back in 1899 where an engineer was looking into natural springs and the collection of water for a farm […]

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WILKIN & SONS LTD, TIPTREE, ESSEX

By Brian Charman During a recent visit to Braintree in Essex for a few days Maureen and I paid a visit to this old established Jam Factory nearby in Tiptree. We had an interesting two to three hours there wandering around the grounds, the Museum and the Shop where we […]

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Lister B Type Restoration

By James Skinner This engine was purchased from eBay. When it arrived it was in a sorry state to say the least. As you can see from the 1st picture it was built in 1930 and this was confirmed by Doreen Edgington but unfortunately this was the only information Doreen […]

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Keeping busy during the lockdown

By Ian Sampson I expect that most of you are a bit fed up at not going out to shows this year, it’s a nuisance but at the moment the country seems to be getting on top of it and if it goes right down we MIGHT get a couple […]

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Chairman’s Report July/August 2020

Dear Members, Well, I/We thought it time to just wave a little flag to say we are still here and hope that all our members are safe and well and are coping OK with the “ lockdown” as this a very unusual  situation we find ourselves in. There will be […]

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