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Paul Cook

It is with great sadness to report the passing of Paul Cook on the 27th July. Paul was an inspiration for us all. From our first meeting, he was always a kind and considerate person despite suffering with Myeloma all that time. He joined several of the local clubs but […]

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Oakwoodhill Flower Show & Foxleigh Barn Social

Okewood, Ockley & Forest Green Flower Show is another long standing event, this year being the 115th show! This year we had 4 engines and Tony Harcombe on his 1949 Norton ES2. Tom had his Lister Kibbling Mill driven by Colin Nicholas’s Petter A (ex Fred Monnery), Allan was showing […]

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Leigh Flower Show & Kingsley Rally 27th & 28th July

A show that has had engines attending for many years, this year had to be the one that rained on us! Despite the forecast, the Tewkesbury family set out with the train set and two of Allan Harris’s engines in tow. We arrived to the usual chaos that was quickly […]

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Wiston Steam Rally 6th & 7th July

Its only the third year of this show organised by the Sussex Steam Shows Ltd and the Sussex Steam Engine Club and the first time I had exhibited after visiting last year. Wiston is beautifully sited in the South Downs and being close to Shoreham, is easily accessible. It attracts […]

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Welcome to our new member

We would like to take this opportunity to offer a Warm Welcome to the Society for our new member, Thomas Harvey.

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Letter from The Editor

Summer is nearly over and the good weather is beginning to break. Since the last issue there have been highs and lows in the club. Firstly we have had to say goodbye to Paul Cook, a club stalwart and committee member for the last few years who lost his battle […]

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Should we.. shouldn’t we?

We have just read the item about running the engines all day. We have often spoken about this but we have never asked anyone else how they feel about it.  To us it seems silly to run the engine all day when half the time no one is looking at […]

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MEMBERS TALK… Smutterings on Fairbanks Morse

The recent feature of Fairbanks Morse engines at Amberley this year prompted me to look out some details on these engines, specifically relating to the magnetos and options available. Magnetos were an expensive bit of kit and it is fair to say that many engines sold to the USA market […]

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Partridge Green Village Fete and Nutley Windmill 29th and 30th June

Several of us were approached by Ian at a previous event to attend the Village Fete in Partridge Green. This looked to be a good venue (held on the King George V Playing Fields) so I got the family roped in as well with the train set. We arrived early […]

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SEAMS Display at Lions Fun Day Buckingham Park 16th June

This event is one I used to go to many years ago, back in the 70/80’s when we used to get a large display of engines and other displays. It used to always be held, in those days on the Whitsun Bank Holiday Monday, then after a while we drifted […]

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