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Collectomania Midhurst 22nd October 2017

By Ian Sampson This event has been held for many years by the Double L Club and attracts enthusiasts from far and wide. All sorts of collection are on display plus a few tables with people selling items. I took a display of old oil tins, some going back to […]

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Pulborough Harvest Fair 23rd September 2017

By John Peters I was asked to provide a few Stationary Engines for this show last year. As it was at short notice, there were only a few engines but the public response was good so I was asked if it could be made bigger. This year I arrived early […]

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Chairman’s Report December 2017

By Steve Rowland – Club Chairman Firstly I must apologise as we were unable to hold our AGM on November the 16th.  The Faygate Village Hall had suffered a water leak that in turn had taken out all the electrics. We only found this out on the Monday prior and […]

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A Lucky Find!

By Mark Tewkesbury Those of you that take the Stationary Engine Magazine will have read the recent shed finds articles covering engines recovered from former SEAMS exhibitors. Whilst viewing these engines with Ian Sampson, I spotted the remains of an old Bamfords engine in the garden. It was looking rather […]

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West Oxon Steam Rally 2017

By Mark Tewkesbury A nearly forgotten fact for this year is that it is 150 years since the founding of what must be Britain’s most iconic engine maker, namely R.A.Lister & Co. An event to celebrate this was the West Oxon rally held at Ducklington near Witney. Organisers Eamon Bull […]

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Beaulieu Stationary Engine Show 2017

By Richard Amos This year, Beaulieu management were asking exhibitors to support some of the costs of the weekend show. Considering the excellent facilities on site (toilets, showers, overnight security and on site marquee for exhibitors) as well the many attractions of the Palace House, Motor Museum and the Austin […]

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The 29th Stationary Engine Show, Nuenen Holland 2017

By Richard Amos Travelling this year with Martin Chamney, we embarked on the midnight ferry from Dover travelling through the night to miss the usual traffic around Antwerp. Arriving in Nuenen at dawn with very few people awake, we headed for the hotel, only a few miles away. Luckily they […]

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Kingsley Rally 2017

By Ian Sampson This show is run by Tony Haydon and has been running for a good number of years. I booked in to go daily and on the Saturday I took John Moss with me. When we arrived, we were surprised to see the good number of engines on […]

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Partridge Green Village Fete and Show 2017

By Ian Sampson The club has been displaying at this event for a number of years and in previous years I have been contacted by the show organiser to see if we would like to come, but this year no contact. After a bit of searching on the Internet, I […]

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H.H. show at Vallance Byways June 2017

By Ian Sampson I had  said that I would look after the engine section at this new show held in the fields next to the Aviation Museum. It was booked for two days this year. I went up to the site on Friday to set up the engine pen and […]

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