Recent events

Posted by on May 16, 2018

Recent events

This year the Club Dinner was held on the 11th February with friends, family and members gathered at the Wensum Valley Hotel for dinner. For our entertainment Bob had arranged for the Indians to play for us. A good time was had with dancing and music after our meal. This was then followed on April 10th with a visit to the Spring Fling at the Royal Norfolk Showground, this event is very hands on for adults and children, we like to think that we help to show how our equipment made its contribution to farming and agriculture in the past at this educational day. We then took part at The Game and Country Fair at Euston Park on 28th 29th April, the weather was dire very cold and wet especially on Saturday, Sunday was bitterly cold. About 30 exhibits were on display, Peter and Nicky did a good job of organising us all. Our thanks and appreciation must go to the stationary engines owners who tirelessly ran their engines in the very inclement weather. May Day bank holiday saw us take part at Stradsett where a few members put together some exhibits in the club stand area, our thanks go to Richard especially for manning, and providing the tea and coffee. Others members took part in the Mini Tractor Pulling Event. The weather for this event was hot, what a difference a week made. Finally on April 21st 22nd the Eastern Counties Vintage Show took place at the Royal Norfolk Showground, this event had many stunning exhibits including rare vintage cars, amazing commercial lorries and trucks, as well as all the tractors, stationary engines, horses and other attractions. Our thanks to Roger, Fran and team for a lovely...

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Plough Sunday

Posted by on Mar 7, 2018

Plough Sunday

On Sunday 14th January we were invited to Norwich Cathedral to take part in the celebrations for Plough Sunday and evensong. Plough Sunday marks the beginning of the agricultural year, the seed and equipment being blessed in the hope of a successful harvest. Once we were all in place the tractors with ploughs paraded round the Close at the Cathedral, the Dean looked completely at ease seated upon George's tractor just before the parade. We all had a good if slightly chilly time and those of us who went to evensong were more than rewarded by a beautiful service. Our thanks to the Cathedral staff for all their help, after all it's not everyday you get to see a tractor and ploughs in...

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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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