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Steam at Thatcham turning on the Christmas Lights

Three engines are off to Thatcham town centre this afternoon to raise a bit of money for charity as part of the turning on the town centre Christmas Lights.           Over £100 was raised for Newbury … Continue reading

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September Club Meeting

This month, Trevor Smallbone will be showing some more historical pictures of engines. To whet your appetite, here’s a picture of a threshing scene, with John Wilder’s Aveling Traction engine that later became famous in losing the race to Arthur … Continue reading

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Engines on the Road

James Bates has produced this nice video of Pete Narraway and Fred Cooper’s last leg of the journey back from the 2013 Great Dorset Steam Fair. This leg was from Crofton to Thatcham and was joined by the Marshall “Old … Continue reading

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More rolling back from Dorset

Here we see Fred and Pete’s rollers climbing out of Wilton on the way back from Dorset. Fred’s roller sounds fantastic as it digs in on the gradient.

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Rolling back from Dorset

With the cold winter evenings now in full force, the rally season now seems a long time ago. As previously posted on the site, club members Peter “Nobby” Narraway and Dave “Freddy” Cooper made the long trek home from the … Continue reading

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On the way to Dorset

Pete Narraway and Fred Cooper will be representing the Thames Valley Traction Engine Club at this years Great Dorset Steam Fair Roller Special. The stops have been pulled out to get everything ready, with Pete completely restoring his Baker water … Continue reading

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Rumour has it…

…That not too far away a rarely seen Aveling Tractor is getting closer to coming back to life. It’s not just a rumour an Aveling Tractor in Stoke Row has had a fire after the boilerwork at Maskell’s in Bedford. … Continue reading

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