Woodcote Rally

Woodcote rally still have places for engines to attend their show on 8th / 9th July.

Entry forms can be obtained from Chris Beasley on 07990 611640

There is no charge for exhibiting your vehicle

Closing date is 31st March 2023

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April Club meeting date change

Due to Easter falling on the second Monday of April, the April Club meeting will be moved to Monday 17th April.

For this meeting we have Old Glory correspondent Simon Colbeck giving a talk on Five decades of steam. More details to follow on this exciting talk.

See you at the Angel, Woolhampton from 7.30pm

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March Club Meeting

We will be holding our Annual General Meeting on Monday 13th March, at 19:30 pm at the Angel Pub Woolhampton. Following the AGM we will be showing some further steam related videos.

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Calling all Exhibitors in Support of the Royal British Legion Charity Weekend

The 4 Kingdoms Adventure farm are hosting Royal British Legion Charity Event on
10th and 11th June. They are looking for various groups to support them in creating an unforgettable experience for the 1000 service personnel and their families who will be attending. Traction and steam engines at the event would be a fantastic addition, and they were hoping TVTEC members could help them in providing some exhibits.

Th goal is to provide veterans with opportunities for connection, support, and advice, and the TVTEC’s participation would make a significant contribution to the success of the event.

As a token of appreciation, all volunteers will receive free entry to 4 Kingdoms Adventure Farm and will be provided with refreshments, food, and drinks throughout the day. If you’d like to bring your family for a visit, just let 4 kingdoms know, and they’ll be happy to arrange tickets for you. If anyone requires any support, 4 Kingdoms would be more than happy to assist you with fuel for your vehicles.

$ Kingdoms have a fantastic line up of groups supporting us this year, including the 501st Stormtroopers, the RAF Battle of Britain display team, The Wolves of Midgard Vikings, RBL Bikers, RBL Drummers, and local Cubs and Scouts groups.

If anyone would like to attend then please contact Ashleigh Crouch by email: events@4-kingdoms.co.uk or by Phone: 01635 269678


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February Club Meeting

For the February Club meeting we will be showing a number of short informal but informative films. These will be varied in nature but all have steam as the topic for your delight. Here’s an example, showing an Appleford Rally in the early 1960s. See you at the Angel Woolhampton from 19:30pm on Monday 13th February.

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Christmas Meeting 12th December 2022

The  TVTEC Christmas meeting will be held at the Beenham Club on Monday 12th December from 19.45hrs – 23.00hrs.

Buffet food will be provided.

Please note the School playground is no longer available to hire for parking. We can park on the road, providing we do not cause any obstruction and we have been specifically asked not to park on the grass outside the school.

Picklepythe Lane, Beenham, Reading, RG7 5NT

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November Club Meetng

For our November meeting we have James Hodgson, owner of the unique Wilder Ploughing Engine coming to give a talk on its history and preservation of this wonderful engine. Built by Wilders of Wallingford in the 1920’s using some components of Fowler Ploughing engine no.1281 of 1869 the engine spent its working life in the Thames Valley area.

See you at the Angel Woolhampton from 7.30pm on Monday 14th November.

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October Club Meeting

For the October club meeting we have Ellie Thorn coming to give us a talk on the history of local firm Plenty’s of Newbury. Plenty’s were well known for their production of marine steam engines.

See you at the Angel, Woolhampton from 7.30pm on Monday 10th October.

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September Club night – 12th September

For the return to our autumn programme of speakers we will be welcoming Gerald Whittaker to talk to us about the restoration of his 1890 Wallis and Steevens Traction Engine no. 2149 “The Mistress”.

Please join us from 1930pm on Monday 12th September at the Angel in Woolhampton, Berks.

1890 Wallis & Steevens General Purpose Engine 6 NHP BP 9469 No 2149 Mistress
Photograph from Flickr.com
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July Models Night

The July Meeting on Monday 11th July will be the Models night at Fred Cooper’s yard 35 Henwick Lane Thatcham.

Please bring along your model, be it a Mamod or a Mollyette.

The action will start from about 6pm until late.

Fred’s 5″ Gauge railway will be running and there will be full size steam as well as lots of models of all sizes.

One of the highlights will be the debut of Graham Hunt’s newly built 4″ model of an Allen rebuilt Fowler Single Cylinder Ploughing engine.

Please park opposite in the sports field car park

We look forward to seeing you there.

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