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Hassocks Bring `n’ Buy

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Tony Peirce

Tony became club treasurer in early 2006 taking over from Dave Knott who had held that position since the foundation of the club back in 1991. Tony was involved with stationary engines many years back and had at one time owned the only surviving Carter Brothers engine that was to […]

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Hayward Tyler Hot Air Engine

A small group of SEAMS members have taken on the restoration of an old derelict 1/2hp Hayward Tyler hot air engine at High Beeches gardens. I say small group because three people can be a tight squeeze in the old pump house, the engine itself is far from small standing […]

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West Blatchington Windmill

The last meeting of the 2013/14 winter season was a trip to West Blatchington smock mill at Hove. We had held our winter meetings at the mill before moving to a more central location at Faygate but most of us had never got to see round the mill. A group […]

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Lambing Day at Saddlescombe Farm

This was a new event as it was the farms Lambing Weekend which seemed to clash with a few other lambing events at different farms in the area. We managed to put on a line of engines which all ran. There was a good number of public that came past […]

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Gas Up at Hurst Farm

Well after a couple of cancellations due to bad weather that we all wish to forget, it was third time lucky. I went up to the farm Saturday afternoon to help sort out the sale items and tidy up etc. Sunday arrived to a nice day weather wise and engines […]

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News from the Editor

I shall introduce the good news first. With Winter now behind us it was fantastic to have 2 great events almost back to back! We started off with the Bring and Buy on what must have been the best day ever at Hassocks with sunshine! There were plenty of traders […]

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NEW MEMBERS WELCOME

We would like to take this opportunity to offer a Warm Welcome to the Society for our new members: Iain Robinson, Michael Reed, Jonathon Robinson, D. Tilbury & Paul Crayden.

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History Section

Powell engines. In 1893 the works consisted of a smithy, moulding shop, dressing shop, fitting and turning section, paint shop and coach shop, where they made Oat Pulpers, Slicers, Oil Cake Mills, Chaff Cutters, Potato Raisers, Horse Gears, Mowing Machines and Cambridge Rollers. The first engine produced during the first […]

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Sandown Park December 2013

Myself and Cyril were invited again this year to visit the 2013 Sandown Model Engineering Exhibition. This is at Sandown Park famous for horse racing. I say invited as my next door neighbour is a long standing member of a local model club. His name is Fred Sargent and his […]

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