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The Steam Plough Club
The Steam Plough Club has over 400 members world wide interested in steam ploughing with its engines and implements, personalities and rich history.
Founded in 1966 by the late Harold Bonnett the club is about keeping the tackle operating; not just the machinery but passing on the old skills too.
Members of our Club would be pleased to have your help and assistance so that together we can give the steam plough engine its proper place in the history of British agricultural engineering.
The club has a reputation for well organised events in an informal setting.
Members have every opportunity to participate whether they have engine ownership or not. This is your chance to leave your arm chair, put on your boots and live real steam on the land.
2016 saw the 50th Anniversary of the clubs founding by Harold Bonnet. Acclaimed events were held at the World Ploughing Championship near York, at the Great Dorset Steam Fair. It culminated in a celebration lunch at the Great Northern Hotel in Peterborough, scene of the club’s origin in 1966.
The Traction Engine Club of Ulster
The oldest vintage club in Northern Ireland, the organisers of the first gathering of traction engines, steamrollers and steam lorries, thanks to the flourishing support of the club members, who have carried their initial enthusiasm for ‘saving steam’ outwards to embrace all forms of vintage vehicles and engines, and many once common everyday items no longer used in our modern society. The club meets the last Wednesday night of each month at 8.30pm in the Dunsilly Arms, Ballymena Road, Antrim ( except December).
National Steam Car Association
The objects of the new National Steam Car Association are, apart from catering for all those interested in Steam Cars themselves, to promote responsible preservation, restoration and conservation of all steam cars, including those of both historic and educational value. Members of the new NSCA, aim to take part in not only their own activities, but to integrate with the NTET’s Steam Apprentice Club and Approved Rallies and Events, allowing their interest in Steam Cars to be spread amongst all steam related groups.
Malpas Vintage Machinery Association
The Malpas Vintage Machinery Association Ltd was founded in 1971 by a small group of vintage tractor and steam engine enthusiasts. The first Malpas Yesteryear Rally was held in 1972 and is now held annually on the second weekend after the August Bank Holiday.
National Vintage Tractor & Engine Club
The National Vintage Tractor & Engine Club (NVTEC) was formed in October 1967 as the Fordson Vintage Owners Club. In April 1969 the club became The National Vintage Tractor Club. The first ‘Vaporiser’ newsletter was issued on a monthly basis in January 1969.
The Black Country Live Steamers
Formed in 1993 the society now has over 50 members, their interests are in the building and operating of miniature steam road vehicles and stationary steam plant, along with some full size counterparts. We are situated in a part of the West Midlands known as The Black Country, the name being derived from the effects of the heavy industry which concentrated in the area from the time of the industrial revolution, majority of which has now disappeared.
The Anglesey Vintage Equipment Society
Run by volunteers and is an entirely self-funded charity. Established in the mid 1970s, the aims of the Society are to promote the preservation of old machinery and artefacts and, where possible, keep them in their native area. The Society own a 1953 Leyland Tiger Bus built at Beaumaris, an 1889 Aveling & Porter Roller that spent its life building and maintaining the island’s roads, and a Threshing Box that worked in Caernarfonshire. We hold annual rally around the last weekend in May.
Model Steam Road Vehicle Society
A Society for all those interested in Model Engineering, with an emphasis on Model Steam Road Vehicles. A wide variety of members all over the UK and some abroad, based in Gloucestershire. Formed in 1985 the society will be celebrating its 25th year in 2010.
Threshers Bush Steam Club
The Rally Site on the Web. As well as featuring the Easter Steam Up, on this site you will find in our galleries, pictures and information on hundreds of traction engines, steam rollers, ploughing engines, steam tractors and wagons.
The Scottish Traction Engine Society
The aim of this site is for members and people of all ages who are interested in anything vintage to view previous activities, forthcoming events and up to date news. This site has an abundance of pictures to whet the appetite and contains information regarding rallies, meetings and membership.
The West of England Steam Engine Society
The W.E.S.E.S. is a group dedicated to the preservation of all steam engines, with special emphasis on steam road vehicles.
The “Age Of Steam” is a fascinating and romantic era on our history, and the ingenuity of the steam engineers has to be seen to be appreciated. In an age of ultra smooth, gadget laden automobiles it is a whole new physical sensation to ride on a Traction Engine. No words can describe the feeling of sheer raw power straining at the leash that these early machines invoke.
Somerset Traction Engine Club
The Somerset Traction Engine Club was formed in 1954, by a small group of people who were interested in Traction Engines. However as time progressed the membership is equally made up of people with various vintage interests. We also promote our steam rally The Somerset Steam Spectacular held in Langport every July.
The County of Salop Steam Engine Society
Was founded over forty years ago and is run by a dedicated team of enthusiasts for enthusiasts of Steam Engines, Historic and Vintage Machinery. Every August Bank Holiday it’s annual Steam Engine and Vintage Vehicle Rally is held on the outskirts of the county town of Shrewsbury at Onslow Park. With a full programme of Main Arena Events, Working Demonstrations, Craft Marquee and Vintage Fairground, the two day event provides a fun day out for all the family
The Herts Steam Engine Preservation Society
Seeks to encourage the operation and preservation of Steam Engines in the area, and is open to all enthusiasts whether owner, driver or those just interested in the history of our great steam heritage. Although primarily aimed at Steam Road Engines, Society members have a range of interests that include many other items of historic transport or agricultural interest, e.g. Vintage tractors, Commercial Vehicles, Cars, Fire Engines, Motor Cycles and Stationary Engines.
The East Anglian Traction Engine Society [EATES]
EATES are very proud that it was only the second association of its kind to be formed in this country. Its aims continue to be to promote the preservation and running of steam engines such as Portables, Showmans and Ploughing Engines, Road Locomotives, Steam Rollers and Steam Wagons. There aim also is to inform and educate the Public of the part played by steam engines pertaining to our industrial and agricultural heritage and village life, and the pressing need for Steam Preservation to be a success.
The North Staffs and Cheshire Traction Engine Club
Formed in the late 1950’s by a group of early preservation enthusiasts. Since then it has continued to enjoy a major presence in the movement. It has supported many individuals in the restoration and rallying of not only steam engines, but all types of vintage transport. The club has put on many rallies of its’ own at sites across the Midlands. It now runs two rallies per year at its’ permanent site at Klondyke Mill in Draycott in the Clay, and members hold steam parties, and attend rallies across the region throughout the ‘steaming season’ (from New Year’s day until Boxing day for some members !).
The Sentinel Drivers Club
The Sentinel Drivers Club is solely a voluntary run club, consisting of Sentinel owners, drivers, firemen/women, helpers and most importantly enthusiasts of anything Sentinel. We as a Club can boast an internationally based membership with global recognition.
The Lancashire Traction Engine Club
The club, which was founded in 1965, is now constituted as a company limited by guarantee and registered as a charity. The objects of the Club include advancing the education of the public by increasing and maintaining interest in historic steam and other mechanically propelled vehicles, other historic machinery and historic crafts and craftsmanship.
Bedford Steam Engine Preservation Society
Formed on February 27th 1956. Its first steam rally was in 1957 at Woburn Park where it was very well attended by engines from all over Bedfordshire and surrounding counties. It has since then, expanded its activities to accommodate for today’s changing steam engine movement. The Society stage a rally in the grounds of Shuttleworth House, Old Warden in Bedfordshire during September each year.
The Road Locomotive Society
The Road Locomotive Society was founded in 1937 with the principle aims of encouraging education and research into the history of self propelling steam engines and vehicles (other than those running on rails) and portable engines.
The Road Roller Association
The Road Roller Association (RRA) is affiliated to the NTET and specialises in the preservation of Road Rollers of all types (steam or internal combustion engine driven) and road making equipment. Road making demonstrations, where the work gangs dress in period costume,are staged at many events around the country.
NTET Authorised Events
The Great Dorset Steam Fair
The Great Dorset Steam Fair is widely recognised as the leading event of its type in the country and, indeed, in Europe. It is held on a mammoth 500 acre site at Tarrant Hinton, near Blandford Forum and is regularly attended by over 200,000 visitors from both the UK and abroad.
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