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News from the Editor September/October 2014

Well Summer is over and didn’t it disappear quickly!We have had some good events over the season and things are not letting up. September looks pretty full as does October so don’t think its all over yet.

It is good to report that SEAMS member Bill Ovenden has made a remarkable recovery from his accident and you will have to look out on Channel 4 as he will be part of a Hospital programme!

I have received news of the passing of Tony Wirtzfield. Tony did a lot with SEAMS in the early days and the club even held an event at his place. Yet another of the founders gone.

It was good to see Dave and Jackie Carpenter at Rudgwick recently although Dave is still having to ‘take it easy’ at the moment. Good also to see another former SEAMS member, Robin Heather there after loosing his wife Jenny recently. Quite a few of Tony Peirce’s and Paul Cook’s collections have now found new homes but there are still a few engines remaining if you are interested. Please see the relevant adverts.

Hurstpierpoint Ploughing Match Due to a foul up on my part please note this event is NOT at Blackstone, instead it is just outside Burgess Hill on the B2036 heading towards Ansty, look for Bodle Bros Agricultural Merchants and entry to the Ploughing Match is through the back of their yard.

Club Coach Trip 18th October After much deliberation, the committee have decided to stick with going to Bletchley Park BUT there are a few conditions that we have had to meet and therefore will have to pass on to attendee’s. The main one is that payment must be made in full, in advance. Therefore members wishing to join the coach trip will be required to pay in full no later than 1st of October for each ticket required and in cases of refunds due to not being able to attend, we can only refund the coach money. Sorry but these are Bletchley Park’s conditions, not ours.

AGM Don’t forget, it will soon be that time again! Any thoughts or ideas, please let me know for inclusion in the next newsletter, which will go out in early November.

Mark Tewkesbury