April Meeting this Monday

For the April Club Meeting we have Gerald Whittaker from Whittaker Signs giving a talk on painting and lining engines.  http://geraldwhittakersigns.co.uk/ See you at the Angel from 7.30pm on Monday 8th Aprilmistress

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TVTEC Spring Gathering


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February Club Meeting on Monday

Don’t forget the February club meeting on Monday 11th, at the Angel Inn, Woolhampton. (http://www.angelwoolhampton.co.uk)

Jim Sarney will be giving a talk on replacing fireboxes and other restoration.

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February Club Meeting

For the February club meeting we have Jim Sarney giving a talk on replacing fireboxes. With Jim’s extensive knowledge and passion for steam it is set to be a meeting not to be missed.

DON’T FORGET WE HAVE CHANGED VENUE FOR OUR MEETINGS. See you at the Angel Pub (http://www.angelwoolhampton.co.uk) Woolhampton fron 7.30pm on Monday 11th February.

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Change of Venue for TVTEC meetings

Due to the sudden closure of the Englefield Social Club, The January TVTEC meeting will be held in a new venue. This will be the Angel pub at Woolhampton (RG7 5RT). http://www.angelwoolhampton.co.uk/index. Woolhampton is on the A4 approximately half way between Reading and Newbury. We have a private room for our film show and everything will be the same other than the location. We have Alan Stevens showing slides of Steam in Ireland.

Please pass the message on to all members, especially those who don’t see the Facebook / Website. See you there from 1930 on Monday 14th January.

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Appleford 70; the invite list

A compilation of all the entrants from the Appleford Rally programmes from 1953 – 1971 has been made. 151 engines attended Appleford over the years according to the programmes with likely many more attending and not being listed. We would like to give the opportunity for all of the engines to attend if they wish. The link below will take you to a PDF link for the list of engines. Each engine has been listed with its owner at the time of attending an Appleford Rally, and the current owners have been intentionally left out for now. We are looking for contact details for all engines that don’t have a “yes” in the owner contacted field, if you have any information, please let us know!

Appleford engine list

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Appleford 70

In July 2020 it will be 70 years since Arthur Napper and Miles Chetwynd-Stapylton D.F.C had a race with their traction engines, which unknown to them at the time would be a major part in forming the steam preservation movement. A celebration event will take place in Appleford on 25th July 2020. It is intended to invite every engine that attended an Appleford rally between 1950 and 1971 and have a traditional traction engine rally as they were in the early days. There will be traditional ring events, photographic opportunities, photographic displays and generally lots of steam nostalgia.

Arthur Napper was a founder member of the Thames Valley Traction Engine Club and its president for many years. The TVTEC also ran the last Appleford rally in 1971.

First race

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