An Extraordinary Annual General Meeting has been arranged for the Club meeting of members on May 20th commencing at 8pm. All members should have received the letter explaining why this meeting has become necessary.
Brian Hill is our host.
Hilltops, High Ham
Post Code TA109DN
From the B3153 Langport / Somerton Road turn at Picts Hill follow the SSAPC signs.
Time is from 7.30 pm
Tea Coffee etc will be available.
Visitors will be able to see:
The workshop, Brian’s collection including stationary steam engines general vintage and unusual items and the Paxman Compound Portable Steam Engine nearing completion of the restoration. No 20776 from 1921, Brian brought it back from Dufayte in France, the quality and detail of his work including manufacturing new parts has to be seen. Brian will explain the finding, recovery and his restoration work.
Volunteers to help with directing and car parking would be appreciated.
The Spring Crank-Up 2019
The Spring Crank-Up was held on Saturday the 13th of April on what was promised to be a nice bright dry day after a frosty start. The weather men were right! The gentle breeze was a bit keen at times but the sun was warm on your back so that made up for it!
Shame on us! When Pam and I got there at just turned 8 o’clock there were already 4 people there setting up engines, including some from Barnstaple who must have made a really early start! There were also three tractors, all Fergies but all different, parked up on the grass.
A very good attendance with a variety of exhibits resulted in there being 27 Stationary Engines, including 2 miniatures – 2 Model Boats – 5 Land Rovers from a Series One up to an early Defender – 8 Tractors, including a miniature – 5 Cars, 2 of which arrived towards the end. They were not club members and got the info by word of mouth. Most welcome and hopefully they will be with us earlier next time. And a Morris Minor Van. The thousands of miles I did in one of them, not with an AGA in the back but kitted out with telephones, tools, spares and cable plus a ladder on the roof! Those were the days!
We had the customary raffle with lots of prizes all donated by the people there. There were a couple of special items that were wanted so badly by some people that as they were worth far more than a “pound a strip” raffle ticket, we let them go for a sizeable donation into the money bucket!
A total of £260 was raised on the day and this, along with the £224 from the previous December’s Crank-Up will go to the Children’s Hospice South West. This will form the basis of this year’s donation to this charity funded organisation.
So there we are. Another great day with some new faces. Welcome to you and we hope you enjoyed the day. Please come again, tell your friends, we can always make more room!
Thanks to you all! See you next time which will be the Christmas Crank-Up on SATURDAY the 7th December. And we will do it all again.
Chris and Pam Davey.
Club meetings held every 3rd Monday of the month at Longsutton village hall TA10 9NT
May 20th EGM
June 17th Open evening
17th-18th August Yesterdays Farming
September 16th Presentation night
November 18th AGM
December 16th Christmas Party