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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 … Continue reading

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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 … Continue reading

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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, … Continue reading

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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 … Continue reading

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Jim Sarney’s funeral

Here are the arrangements for Jim’s funeral- Wednesday 13th April. Jim will take his final journey behind the Burrell showmans “William V” on the Wantage traction wagon. The funeral cortege will leave the yard at Mount Pleasant Farm, Coombe End, … Continue reading

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Jim Sarney

The Thames Valley Traction Engine Club and the steam fraternity in general were saddened to learn of the loss of one of its great characters last month. Jim Sarney had a full life of steam on the railway and in … Continue reading

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March Club meeting and AGM

A reminder of the March Club Meeting on Monday 14th March at the Angel Pub Woolhampton Berkshire from 7.30pm. This is our annual AGM so please attend if possible as this is the chance to re-elect your clubs officers and … Continue reading

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Reminder of Feb club meeting Monday 14th February

A reminder to all that the February club meeting is tomorrow 14th February from 7.30pm. The event will take place at the Beenham Social club instead of the Angel at Woolhampton. The address is Picklepythe Lane, Beenham, Reading, RG7 5NT. … Continue reading

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Invitation to join Burnham club weekend coach trip to Norfolk

TVTEC club members are invited to join the Burnham club on their weekend coach trip visit to Norfolk. See attached pdf flyer. If you are interested in going please contact Michelle Harrison on 01189340597 or by email at Club@bshmc.co.uk.

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February Club Meeting at Beenham Social club

With kind permission from the East Anglian Traction Engine Society we will be showing a collection of films recorded by the late Steve Neville from the 50’s 60’s and 70’s. Additional commentary and stories will be provided by Jim “Necko” … Continue reading

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