Worstead Festival

Posted by on Aug 19, 2019

Worstead Festival

The 27th and 28th of July took us to Worstead Festival, this event has a real family feel to it, however for us it is perhaps a chance to relax a little bit as it is not quite so hands on, it is important for us to have the time to be social with each other at events. Numbers for us were down this year, perhaps the weather played a part in this thunder, lightening, wind and rain challenged us all at times but come the Show days it was just about dry and people came along to enjoy the music and attractions. I am always amazed at how talented our members are at making some stunning exhibits as props for the stationary engines to show what they can do, from making illumination, to pumping water, look at the model water tower in the gallery. Our thanks to those who come along and help and a special thank you to the engine people who run their engines all day in most weathers. Date for diary Club dinner 23rd November at the Wensum Valley Hotel 6.30pm for...

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Summer Show

Posted by on Jul 23, 2019

Summer Show

Our Summer Show this year was held at Spring Farm Felthorpe on 13th & 14th July by the kind invitation of Hannah and family, this venue gave spectacular views over the landscape, lots of large depressions in the ground which we believe to have been created during the Second World War. The tractors were arranged around these depressions and it made for a very different outlook. Once again most makes were represented from the very old to the very modern. Stationary engines abounded, a very nice display from the Nice society, and of course everyone else exhibiting their engines provided a good display, horticultural exhibits and one or two quirky pieces made interesting viewing, this also included a small road roller. The working field hosted a competition Plough day On Sunday, and both days saw the mini tractor pullers making much noise and dust!!!! The road making gang completed this line up, whilst others worked their equipment on both days just having fun. Classic and vintage cars and motorcycles always are very pleasing to view, we often forget how many makes and models have been made over the years. Saturday evening saw a road run take place, followed by entertainment and raffle at the bar marquee. Our thanks to all trade stands, exhibitors, helpers and everyone who made this event...

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The Royal Norfolk Show

Posted by on Jul 10, 2019

The Royal Norfolk Show

The 26th and 27th of June found us again at The Royal Norfolk Show, once again we were pleased with how well set out our stand looked, we were even more pleased that the Judges thought along similar lines as we were awarded Reserve Champion for the Barclays Trade Stand Award. A big thank you to all the exhibitors who made this possible. We always look forward to complementing the working area adjacent to our stand and their displays of bygone farming were a real pleasure to watch, some of our Club members take part in this display. For the first time this year we took part in the pageant celebrating 100 years of the NFU and 75 years of Young Famers which took place in the Main Ring it showed farming and events through the ages, a sight worth seeing and very well presented, our thanks to all club members who took part. Finally a big thank you to all who supplied cakes and help in the tea tent. We now look forward to The Summer Show, Worstead Festival and Aylsham...

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Club Dinner and Plough Sunday

Posted by on Apr 1, 2019

Club Dinner and Plough Sunday

The year started with Dinner and Dancing at The Wensum Valley Hotel on the 5th January. It is always nice to get together for an occasion where we can dress up and get away from oil and overalls. This year we were entertained by The Lee Vasey Band who supplied good music, if at times a trifle loud! Our food as in previous years was excellent and our thanks go to the Hotel staff for their excellent service. We must also give big thanks to Bob for organising the whole event. Sunday 13th January took us to Norwich Cathedral to take part in their Plough Sunday celebrations, approximately 10 tractors with ploughs took part along with other ploughs inside the cathedral, age ranging from 1930 through to 2018, they made quite an impressive show as they paraded around The Close to come back to the Cathedral West Door to be blessed, a service of choral evensong The followed. Once again our thanks to the Dean and staff of Norwich Cathedral for this invitation to take part, and our thanks to everyone who has given their time to support this...

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