New TVTEC Logo

The TVTEC committee has been working on a new club logo for use on all things TVTEC, including the forthcoming 2017 TVTEC calendar and club clothing that will be available soon!

The image of Old Timer for the logo was drawn by local steam enthusiast M Rolfe, TVTEC committee are indebted to him for doing this for free! We’re sure the rest of the club would agree a big thanks is due! Enough words…..TADA here it is!

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October Club Meeting

This month we have Colin Hatch and Jason Howard showing early preservation slides. See you on Monday 9th from 7pm. Below are a couple of pictures of Colin’s Burrell Traction Engine no. 2426, and how it’s appearance has changed since the early 70’s

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September Club Meeting

Malcolm Ranieri will be visiting at next Monday’s club meeting to show some of his collection of great steam photos. Please note the slideshow will start promptly at 7.30pm in the School hall and end slightly earlier than usual leaving extra time for the raffle and a drink in the bar after the show._MG_0980

The Cholsey Chuff in 2010. Copyright Malcolm Raneiri.

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On The Road

Great to catch TVTEC members Harry Cotgreave and Simon Hutson roading Richard Hazell’s 1934 S6 Sentinel Waggon (8928) to Chiltern Steam Rally today, here’s a couple of shots as the Waggon dug in up the hill to Crays Pond.

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Invitation from the Burnham Club

The  Burnham Steam and Historic Machinery Club (BSHMC) have a visit from a gentleman called Noel Shelley from Norfolk, who will be giving a talk about casting. The talk will be in two parts with the first at Farnham Common Village Hall Victoria Road, Farnham Common, Bucks SL2 3NL on Thursday 18th May from 8pm. The second part will be an actual casting demonstration at Cecil Rowans yard (directions below) on Thursday 15th June at 7.30pm. All TVTEC members are welcome.

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TVTEC visit to Combe Mill

The club will be visiting Combe Mill on Monday 12th June from 7.30 PM.

Combe Mill is a Victorian steam and water powered sawmill now operating as a working museum. For more information visit their website: http://www.combemill.org

The visit will consist of a guided tour of the mill (approx 2 hrs). Numbers attending will be needed before the visit so we can book the right number of guides.

Please contact Carole Davis by phone (01276 709994) or email on carole.davis15@googlemail.com at least 3 weeks before the visit (by 22nd May) if you would like to come.

A charge of £4 per head will be collected on the night.

Address: Combe Mill, Blenheim Palace Sawmills, Long Hanborough, Oxon, OX20 8ET

By Road: A4095 Witney to Woodstock. In Long Hanborough turn north for Combe. After crossing the river, you will find the mill turning on the left before the railway bridge.

Map reference: SP 41663 15041. Latitude 51.832370 Longitude -1.396712

Sat Nav: Combe Halt railway station

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Club Meeting, Monday 8th May

This month we will have Alan Stevens showing some more of his collection of slides from the early preservation days. Below we have a picture of Burrell “Earl Beatty” being towed by the Palmer’s Wallis traction engine “Wildfire ” from Goody’s yard to Knowl Hill in the fifties. See you tomorrow at Englefield Social Club from 7.30pm.

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