SEAMS News Archives

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 with cancer in late July, there is more on this later. Wiston came and went and was very hot and had a nice display of club members’ engines. Well done to everyone that ‘made’ this event.

Talking of events, the next one is a Gathering with Fish & Chip Supper at Tony Harcombe’s Westcott Stationary Engine Museum. This will be on Friday 13th (A good omen I hope!) September, 6.30pm onwards. Please, would anyone thinking of attending let me know ASAP if you require a meal, otherwise there will be no food available.

Another SEAMS event at Fishers Farm is fast approaching, September 21st & 22nd, so if you fancy a nice relaxed weekend in the lovely Sussex countryside then this is the place to be. There is no closing date for this event but please bear in mind that your entry needs to be with Alan Goodchild in time for him to post your passes back. If anyone going feels like writing about the event, please do as it would be nice to hear a different viewpoint.

Club Nights
With the season drawing to a close, I would like to draw your attention to the Winter schedule. Club Nights have reverted to the 3rd Thursday in the month and we have a new venue, Faygate Village Hall.  This venue has great potential. As well as offering us a licensed bar, if there is a call for it? there is a large Cricket pitch adjoining. It is possible that we could hold a Summer Event there with an engine display as well as having use of the hall and facilities.

October 19th is the date for the next SEAMS coach trip to Chatham Dockyard.

The last word of course is the next deadline for contributions, and that is the 31st of October.

Mark Tewkesbury
Acting Editor