Marsham Summer Show

Posted by on Aug 25, 2015

Marsham Summer Show

Marsham summer show took place on the 8th and 9th August, this year the sun came out, the ground was very dry and dusty what a difference from last year. We had many lovely and rare exhibits on display, ranging from wonderful models working and static which were of credit to their owners, various collections including tools, military, toy vehicles, milk bottles and much more. Tractors ranged from the very old to the very modern, a selection of almost everything could be seen. I will mention just a few that caught my eye, a 1931 Austin made for vineyard work, a Renault 1921 H I track only 600 believed to have been made and 6 or so exist today, a 1917 Sawyer Massey with its orange counterpart alongside, a wonderful industrial yellow Massey complete with bucket model IG2249 ex USA Airforce, Gerald Wallis totally restored but at times reluctant to run! The Whiting Bull model Big Bull the first tractor in Heacham and so many more all around the showground, Blue Force and Tractor Pulling on the stubble field completed the line up. In the engine ring a varied display worked away, best exhibit for me was the "Wash and brush up for 1/6" powered by a Bamford EVI, Jack thought this very useful to wash his hands in the sink! many others including Bamford Tulip Top running a Lister pump, a Wolseley WD 1/11 running a Fellow and Bate Ltd grinding wheel, a Mianus Motor Works Stamford Conn USA believed to be a boat engine of about 1912. A different touch from a couple of exhibitors came in the form of illumination on Saturday evening after the road run and Hog roast whilst the band played in the building, it made a nice sight and perhaps could be expanded next time. Wandering around the site classic cars, vintage gypsy wagons, heavy horses,vintage commercials, radio controlled trucks and cars all took our eye, my favourite came in the form of 2 BSA Bantam GPO telegraph motor cycles, the older of the pair 1953 complete with exemption disc and instruction on the fuel tank for 2 shots to 1 Gallon, the latter a 1971 B175 was last issued at Newbury and was the last of the telegraph bikes. Our thanks to all the Bantam Club who shared their time and knowledge so freely and for putting on such a lovely...

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Worstead Festival

Posted by on Aug 5, 2015

Worstead Festival beckoned us on the 25th and 26th July, this event proved to be challenging, very wet and windy, it is such a shame for the organisers to see their hard work being made difficult by inclement conditions, however we got on with the job in hand and put on a display and made the best of the weather. Saturday started wet but by early afternoon the sun came out and the ground dried up. The engine ring finally got going and I think we all had a good few hours. The main ring was to wet for the tractors so we put on a horticultural display this meant several of our younger members could take part, congratulations to them for a fine display. Sunday dawned just about dry and we hoped that we might get away with a very overcast day but it was not to be, the rain fell and once again we were wet through. The tractors did come into their own at the end of the day helping in towing people off the field! Thanks to every body who helped and a special thanks to those who did the Club display in the Church. A fantastic...

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The Royal Norfolk Show

Posted by on Aug 5, 2015

The Royal Norfolk Show

On the 1st and 2nd July we attended The Royal Norfolk Show at Costessy near Norwich where members put on a mainly static display of tractors implements and horticultural equipment some with accessories. The engine ring puffed, popped and occasionally banged with noise and excitement as the engines worked tirelessly away both days. Now we all know that we never have the weather quite right, this time we were treated to cloudless blue skies and temperatures of 30 degrees plus, umbrellas were used as sunshades! I was in awe of those who worked the engines in such heat with little or no escape from the sun. We were very privileged to have the Show President and his wife visit our stand, it is a real pleasure to have such interest shown by the organisers in what is really our hobby, we also like to think our stand reflects our commitment to give members of the public an insight into times past. Once again Graham and his working area proved to be of real interest and their theme of working the exhibits is always a pleasure to watch. Our thanks as always to the stewards who take time to give information to all who express an interest in what we do, it is always good to see youngsters taking an interest in the exhibits. As always tea and cakes were provided for members and guests and we thank everyone who made this event...

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