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NEWSLETTER EDITOR URGENTLY REQUIRED

When Mark Tewksbury stepped down as newsletter editor at the beginning of this year, I volunteered to take on the role temporarily until someone new could be found to take on this important role. Despite efforts from your committee we have not been able to find a volunteer. As I […]

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David Edgington MBE

I expect most if not all of you have heard the sad news about the passing of  David Edgington MBE. David was the founder of the  Stationary Engine Magazine. I don’t think there is a  Lister owner who has not at some time been helped by David, who with Doreen, […]

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Buckingham Park June 2016

Well,  the days are a lot longer and some smaller rally events have come and gone with  some big ones still to happen, the first big event  for me is Wiston. We are still looking for new committee members and someone to take over the newsletter, if we can’t get […]

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Horsham Historics

At a loose end over the weekend, I took my old MG to the Horsham Historics event at Gatwick Aviation Museum on the 12th June.Stationary engines were shown by Keith and Vanessa West who took their collection of small gas and hot air engines. The weather was pretty similar to […]

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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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