Aylsham Show

Posted by on Sep 18, 2017

The final outing this summer for the club took us to the Aylsham Show held in the Parkland of Blickling Hall on August Bank Holiday Monday. This year the sun shone, it was very hot and sun cream and hats were the order of the day. As always members worked hard to make the area look good with a great display of tractors, implements, stationary engines, horticultural and one or two more “quirky” exhibits. “Buttercup” is a vehicle powered by a stationary engine and looks very much like a “Flintstone car”, it towed a small trailer shaped like a barrel where Richard’s dog travelled quite happily, Richard also provided us with music played on a gramophone powered by steam, a big talking point with lots of people taking an interest. Sunday saw a Road Run for the tractors take place and many took the opportunity to see the countryside, lunch was held at a pub on route. Thanks to all who helped to make such a lovely...

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Marsham Summer Show

Posted by on Sep 18, 2017

Marsham Summer Show

The Marsham Summer Show took place at Orchard Cottage, the event is open to everyone not just Club members. A large number of exhibits were present, the standard and display of them excellent, our thanks goes to everyone who worked so hard to give such a lovely show, feedback suggests everybody seemed to have a good time. The tractor line up celebrated 100 years of Ford, most models seemed to have been represented, examples of very early models right through to the very modern. Stationary engine exhibits were also more in numbers displaying many different types and working much different machinery and accessories, the potato grader, roller mill, and laundry system to name but a few. Other displays included motorcycles, speedway bikes, classic cars, awning displays,model engines, tractor pulling, mini tractor pulling and much more. This year Marsham Church put on a dog show, it proved to be much fun and we hope that it raised a few pounds towards the major project which is now being undertaken, it was nice to see some of the greyhounds from Yarmouth Greyhound Rescue taking part. Finally the presentation of The Stuart Taylor Trophy was presented for the first time to David Frost for his Fordson Super Major. Take a look in the gallery to see some of the...

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Worstead Festival

Posted by on Aug 23, 2017

Worstead Festival

Worstead Festival took place on July 29th and 30th. The Club were once again asked to attend, about 50 exhibits made up a display of working stationary engines, tractors, horticultural machinery and one or two other exhibits. The team put much effort into making the stand look good, a slight change to our area made it different. The festival itself provided lots of entertainment for everyone, the ring putting on a full programme both days. Lots to see and listen to for members of the public who certainly seemed to be enjoying everything. Dennis who commentates for us when we are doing the ring parade has decided to hang up his “mike”, our thanks go to him for his help over the...

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The Royal Norfolk Show

Posted by on Jul 12, 2017

The Royal Norfolk Show

The Royal Norfolk Show took place on the 28th and 29th June 2017, this year rain on Wednesday, very cool and cloudy on Thursday. Setting up our stand took place from Saturday onwards and the weather was good until Tuesday when the rain set in, the team however donned wet weather gear and continued to make a good display of exhibits. We were once again next to Graham and his working area which is always a good complement when we both come together. We hope that members of the public feel the same. Leading to our entrances stood a steam roller made by Aveling and Porter and living van also a Burrell traction engine, once in the stand a varied display of tractors met your eye along with stationary engines working in the ring area, displays of horticultural, working models, and military accessories including chocolate bars and food rations to tie in with the farm and food theme. It is always nice to have some exhibits which haven’t been with us before. Thanks to Michael who loved Robert’s model T truck so much that he allowed us to take his photo sitting in it, a joy to see some one so...

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Sir John’s Road Run

Posted by on May 22, 2017

Sir John’s Road Run

On Sunday 21st May Sir John White hosted a road run and barbecue at Salle Parkland. We were able to enjoy the beautiful setting of mature trees and woodland, the tractors were guided through this wonderful area by Sir John taking the lead on approximately a 15 mile tour around the villages of the area. Many thanks to those who helped to make another enjoyable day in the...

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