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Kingsley Charity Christmas Crank Up

Held between Christmas and the New Year, this event is hosted by Tony and Sylvia Haydon over at the Kingsley Golf Course. It is by invitation only as space is limited, so it was a great pleasure to receive an invite this year. The day itself was crisp and clear, […]

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Hurst Farm Charity New Years Winter Blues Buster Gas Up 4th Jan

Sometimes everything comes together just right, and so it was for our New Years Gas Up at Hurst Farm. The day before saw a record crowd of helpers turn out to prepare the barn and Museum and soon everything was ready well before twilight. Thanks everyone. The day itself dawned […]

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News from the Editor March/April 2015

Mark Tewkesbury – Editor Well once again I have to start this edition with news of incorrect dates. Firstly an apology to anyone who ventured to Faygate on Friday December 19th for the advertised Christmas Social, which of course happened the previous evening. New member Martin Bateup made the journey […]

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My time with Stationary Engines

By Ian Sampson My interest in stationary engines started many years ago way back in the mid 1960’s. At the time I was interested in slot car model racing, I was in a club and we had a big track with six lanes and in a sweeping figure of eight […]

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P.L.U.T.O. (Pipe Line Under The Ocean)

By John Moss Whilst on a recent holiday to the Isle of Wight, we paid a visit to the Zoo in Sandown. My wife was somewhat surprised that I was keen to go and see the animals but once inside she quickly spotted the World War 2 connection and then […]

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Editors News Jan 2015

By Mark Tewkesbury –  Editor As another year kicks off it was whilst compiling the Events List that something was brought into perspective, nothing lasts forever! One glaring omission this year of course is Ardingly, gone but not forgotten. OK the last couple of years haven’t been brilliant but it […]

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`Scene and Heard’ at the recent Westcott Stationary Engine Heritage Weekend

‘It’s Petrol – I can smell it with my eyes shut!!’ ‘Scene’ at this years Great Dorset Steam Fair! Images courtesy of John Moss

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High Beeches Hot Air Engine Part 4

With Dave Carpenter back and the team again at full strength we have made some good progress. A few lengths of iron water pipe acquired at a local scrapyard and a box of iron fittings acquired at Cranleigh classic car show have been used to plumb the cooling water tank […]

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Sad loss of Paul Britton

I am sorry to report that Paul Britton passed away on the 19th October. Like me, he joined SEAMS in 1991 at the inaugural meeting. Back then, our engine mates were people like Gus Jewsbury and Jim Silsbury, all local and sadly gone now. Working for the same company as […]

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Singleton Open Air Museum 4th & 5th October 2014

The club has been exhibiting at this show for a number of years. I arrived about 1pm and a few members had just arrived before me but I was soon set up and put the kettle on, then we set up the pen for the engines. The weather stayed dry […]

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