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National Mills Weekend: Cobbs Mill

The Mill’s weekend fell on a clear part of the diary for Bill and I this year so it was decided with the owner to open the Mill to the public on Sunday 15th of May. We arrived at 09:00 and set about re-fitting the intake pipe to the venturi […]

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Crossley Gas Engine

A SEAMS committee member recently lent me a book dated 1905 titled ‘Gas and Petroleum Engines’ by A G Elliott from the Whittaker’s Handbooks for Engineers series. It is very well illustrated with dozens of illustrations and I was particularly struck by the Crossley Gas engine and the descriptive text […]

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Amberley Spring Mechanicals May 2016

For perhaps the first time in all the years I have been attending the Amberley stationary engine event, the day was a fine sunny and WINDLESS day. Most of us will know how cold it can be if the wind whistles through the site. With about 60 engines on show […]

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Drapers Windmill (Margate)

A little while ago, Tim Keenan contacted Richard Amos for some help with a Crossley gas engine that is used to power the mill. Richard asked me if I would help as I have some experience with the Tangye at Cobbs. A suitable date was found and Richard Amos, Mark […]

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John Robinson 1955 – 2016

It is with great sadness and regret that we write to let you know of the passing of John Robinson (Headley John) on 15th August 2016. John was a great engine enthusiast and could always be seen displaying his engines and oil cans at many shows, and was a great […]

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Jenny Jefferies Open Day

Jenny holds an open day at her collection in Ifield every two years and it is always an event not to be missed. Not only is it undoubtedly the best engine collection  in our part of the world, but it is also very much a working collection, as most will […]

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Update on Sedgwick Park Water Pump

A new home has been found for the water pump whose recovery was reported in the last newsletter. After  a meeting with Jeremy Knight of Horsham museum it has been agreed the pump will be re-sited at the museum as an integral part of the history of Horsham.

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SEAMS Coach Trip to Brooklands Museum

Our Spring coach trip was to the Brooklands Museum in Surrey. Travelling on the National ‘Drive it Day’ weekend, it was appropriate  we  had a 1963 Harrington bodied Leyland Leopard coach for the trip.  Starting problems meant that it arrived about 1 hour late at the pickup points, but all […]

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West Grinstead Countryside Show

Held once again at St Georges Parish Church, and this year rather fittingly on St Georges Day itself, this show has over the last few years been supported by SEAMS members. With all the wet weather, I think a few of us had anticipated a call from John & Maureen […]

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SEAMS Bring and Buy 20th March

The bi-annual SEAMS Bring and Buy was held at Hassocks Garden Centre in March. John Peters knows the owners of the garden centre and was instrumental  in organising it with them. This event was well attended with about 7-8 stalls all with their wares (some would say trash..) set out […]

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