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The Old Clock Tower and Bell by John Peters

From British History Online: `The town commissioners’ first met at the Nelson inn in South Street, and after 1812 at the Royal George in Market Street. A site for a town hall, at the junction of Chapel Road with South and Warwick streets was given to the town in 1825 […]

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A Reflection on 2022 by Richard Amos

Having been in an enforced Covid lockdown during 2021 and for me, continuing in lockdown until August, I missed all the early events in 2022. Sadly this included the Staplefield car show in May which normally sees me out in my 1936 MG. As a popular event, space is at […]

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The Saving of a derelict Lister B By Dale Goodchild

Driving home one day, I noticed they had started to clear some overgrown land next to a development site. Assuming they were looking to sell for yet more houses I kept an eye on it incase anything interesting popped up. I passed this site every week day on my way […]

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Hassocks Breakfast Meeting – 26th March 2023

The day started just as it did the last time we had a meet at Hassocks. Rain all the way there, but it was so pleasing and my thanks to each and every one of you that turned up despite the rain. Well, we deliberated, and as it was heading […]

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Chairman’s Report – Spring 2023

Dear Members I feel I am a little late with this “spring newsletter” but as JP with confirm that work for me has been a bit frantic with personnel changes and redundances which as a Director I need to work through. Anyway, thank you to all that have re joined […]

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S.E.A.M.S. at Hassocks Garden Centre

On Sunday 30th of October the Stationary Engine Agricultural Society (SEAMS) held an ‘End of Season Breakfast Gas Up’ meet at Hassocks Garden Centre. We are very fortunate that since the owners have given us permission to re-locate to their car park, we have seen greater interest shown by the […]

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First Winter Meeting December 2022

On the evening of Friday 21st October SEAMS held its first post season winter meeting at Faygate Village Hall. Being the first we did not have an organised speaker having around 14 attend, I am really grateful to all for making the effort. Richard Amos kindly brought along a PC […]

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Chairman’s Report – December 2022

Dear Members, We are now into winter meetings the first in October followed by the recent November AGM, the next being 3rd week of December on Friday 16th December. This will be a pre-Christmas gathering with collectables and hopefully in the New Year we will be able to secure some […]

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SEAMS Report Leigh Flower Show – 23rd July 22

By John Peters SEAMS Events Secretary and Health & Safety Officer There was a nice turn out of engines at the Leigh Flower show, We had an exceptionally good plot and was made to feel most welcome. It would have been nice if all those who said they were attending […]

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Ian Sampson Obituary

It is with great sadness that my father, Ian Sampson, passed away on the 11th September 2022 at the age of 76 having been diagnosed with FTD dementia earlier in the year. He started rallying in the late 1960’s attending rallies and when possible joined clubs that catered for stationary […]

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