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Saddles and Steam – Singleton – 17/18th August 2018

Weald & Downland Open Air Museum, Singleton.

This is an invitation to all current members of SEAMS. As some of you are aware I am an old long time friend of Phil Reid who you may recall made a fantastic job organising and running the Parham Stream Rallies near Storrington in the 1980’s.

He has recently been approached by the Weald and Downland Open Air Museum at Singleton to put this experience again into practise, this he has accepted. The events new name is SADDLES AND STEAM.

Back in January Phil requested that I met up with him over a pint! He asked if I would look after the Stationary Engine side of things on his behalf, one thing less for him to worry about! I told him I was happy to do this.

During our short meet Phil ran past me a few of his requests.

These are:

  • He would like to see up to 12 to 15 Stationary Engines on display and attached to/powering an item of associated farm  machinery of or near the same period.
  • The display must also be running for the full benefit of the public. All aspects of safety will be covered by the event organisers.

I explained to Phil that I am a member of SEAMS and I would be more than happy to pass this information back to the members. This invitation has not gone to any private individuals or other clubs, it’s purely open to SEAMS members only. Each exhibitor can only exhibit one engine display, they will receive one adult and two child complimentary passes.  Additional passes can be purchased at a reduced cost.  I will soon be acquiring the required paperwork for bookings and additional passes etc.  Free camping/caravan parking is available over the weekend from mid-day on Friday 16th. If you wish to come along to this event please let me know. This will be on a first come first served basis.  I look forward to seeing you at this event.

Contact details are:

Brian Charman, 89 White Horses Way, Littlehampton BN17 6NL

Tel: 01903 719645/07933 570541 or email: 

Steve Rowlands