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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David Fowlers Funeral

Our President David Fowler’s funeral will be on Thursday 14th July at Thatcham Crematorium at 1pm. The Wake will be at The Old Mill Aldermaston.

A young David Fowler with his Fowler Showmans Road Locomotive “Queen Mary”
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David Fowler

It is with great sadness that the club announce the death of our President, David Fowler. David was one of the original members of the club and one of the last of the preservation pioneer generation. Our thoughts are with his family at this sad time.

Funeral details will be shared once they are known.

David Fowler on Burrell Tractor 3807 “Nobby”
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June External Visit to Mid Hants Railway workshops

We have been offered the chance to visit the Mid Hants railway premises at Ropley, with a guided tour of the general workshop, engine shed and boiler workshop.

PLEASE NOTE This will be on Thursday 16th June from 7pm, rather than the usual second Monday of the month.

Places are limited so please book your space by calling our secretary Carole Davis: 07787 550824 OR carole.davis15@googlemail.com.

Mid Hants Railway Website
30925 – SR SCHOOLS CLASS ‘CHELTENHAM’
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May Club Meeting

For the May 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 9th May.

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Club April Meeting

For the April meeting on Monday 11th April we will be showing a 1970s Film of the restoration of Garrett Showman’s tractor “The Greyhound” which has recently been donated to the club by past member David Bailey. The film also include some of the 1970’s rallies the engine attended including the 1975 Nettlebed – Appleford road run for the National Traction Engine Clubs 21st Anniversary.

See you from 7.30pm at The Angel, Woolhampton, Berks.

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