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News from the Editor July/August 2014

Once again we are back in the thick of the main rally season. I hope you are having better luck as every time the engine goes out at the moment it rains!

We started off with a very damp day at Staplefield. Amazingly quite a few classic cars turned out and a healthy number of public too. As usual the engine men turned up whatever the weather and a good display was put on. Two weeks later, Allan Harris & the editor represented SEAMS at the Newby Hall Rally in North Yorkshire and it rained there! We had a better day on the Sunday but not as good as those who attended Buckingham Park did – a full report is in this issue.

The following weekend we were showing at a VERW display in Ashtead and yes we had a shower of rain there too. Finally, after a lovely week, the evening of the club BBQ the weather broke and we had a couple of showers and later the rain set in, not that it dampened our spirits and a good evening was had by all. Fingers crossed for the next outing!

Cobbs Mill –  Sayers Common, Sunday 20th July
Don’t forget this chance to see the Tangye engine working and attend a small gas-up there. Please let Ian know you wish to attend and for directions to the site.

Fish & Chip Supper
SEAMS have been invited back, thanks to Tony and Celia Harcombe, to the Westcott Stationary Engine Museum over the Heritage Weekend special opening. As usual we require pre-booking for the food although you are welcome to turn up just for a look. Cost is as last year £8 per person. Please let me or Ian know if you wish to book a meal.

SEAMS events requiring your attention! Over the weekend of the 20th/21st September, Alan and Sue Goodchild are organising another club bash at Fishers Farm. I am informed that entries are coming in but they could do with a few more engines. Please support this event, it is for your enjoyment. Also we have the new venue of Ansty Village Fete on August Bank Holiday Monday. I know this is a busy weekend already but if you are at a loose end, this is a worthy event to support.

Club Coach Trip
Once again the luxury coach will be setting off from West Sussex to a superb venue. More details are to be found inside.

Finally there are reports of a couple of our members not in the best of shape at the moment.  Please join me in wishing Bill Ovenden and Dave Carpenter speedy recoveries. Also further afield, Stan Mills, a regular to our Winter events for many years has been unwell, not that that will keep him quiet!            Keep your chin up Stan, we look forward to welcoming you back to Sussex one day.

Dont forget the club newsletter, we like to hear what you have been up to, so please send in any articles before the end of August.

Mark Tewkesbury