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Should we… shouldn’t we?

Here is another of those questions that seem to plague the engine movement i.e. should I paint it or leave it in its working clothes??? This one will also bring as many differing opinions, Why do show organisers require stationary engines to run all day ?? It so happens that […]

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Pauline Jefford

As if losing one friend was bad enough, Paul’s passing was followed closely by Pauline Jefford, daughter of Doris Monnery. Some older members may remember Pauline and Cecil attending shows with engines, alongside Fred & Doris. I can’t say I remember this, but did see Pauline on a few occasions. […]

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My memories of Paul Cook

I can’t remember exactly when I first met Paul. It was through some mutual friends who thought I’d like to meet him because we both had an interest in engines and anything else mechanical. It was in a pub (of course) “The Castle” in Outwood. We struck up an immediate […]

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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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