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Our very popular end of season rally – steam engines, cars, stationary engines, demonstrations, displays, and miniature railway rides (free to children). Find out about the story of drinking water in our new Discovery Zone. Enjoy an informative stroll around our Waterworks with everything fully open, restored machinery in operation and our volunteers on hand to explain how it all used to work. If you wish, join a free Guided Tour to find out all about the Waterworks. Children can follow their own trail looking for clues to the story of the site. Can you find ‘Twyford Toad’? Learn about the progress we are making to restore our boilers and steam pumping engine! Discover the lime kilns up above the main works, where you can also watch the industrial narrow gauge railway at work. Follow our nature trail around the three acre site and see what you can spot! Relax in our renowned Tea Room, offering a wide range of hot & cold drinks, sandwiches, toasties, snacks, cakes & ice creams, all at a reasonable price. Please feel free to make use of the picnic tables around the site too. http://www.twyfordwaterworks.co.uk/

Vintage rally and illuminations.  Display of vintage vehicles and engines, childrens rides and attractions, stalls and crafts, santa sleigh and grotto, live music and real ale bar all weekend.

Come along with your model traction engine and take advantage of the large area of traffic-free tarmac roads around the site, or bring your own 5inch or 7.25inch loco and run on our 1/2 mile dual gauge ground level track. Saturday evening barbecue and night run. On site camping and caravanning pitches available with electric hook-up. Email or phone for further information and booking form. Last year we had 20 Miniature Traction Engines, 2 Steam Cars, and 11 visiting locos, in addition to a number of our members’ engines.

The Great Electric Train Show returns to the British Motor Museum on 7 & 8 October 2017 with more than 25 layouts and over 30 traders on display.

A great weekend to experience the wonderful sounds of mechanical organs from large fairground organs to small hand organs. Milton Keynes Museum will be transporting visitors to the days of fairground fun with the return of its popular Organ Festival this October. Organs were the soundtrack of the fairground, and the music making machines are still a thrill for those who remember the charming machines from their youth. Visitors will be able to hear the historic organs playing just as they used to while youngsters would have soaked up all the fun of the fair with its toffee apples, hoopla and thrilling rides. And the Organ Festival is a fine opportunity to show visiting youngsters the magic to be found – and heard –  with the mechanical players. Many of the exhibitors are travelling to take part in the sound-sational weekend, which is being hosted  7th & 8th October, 11am – 4.30pm From petite music boxes to fairground centre-of-attractions, the museum will be dancing to a decidedly different tune! Some of the organs have been purpose built to continue the tradition, and their creators will be on hand to explain their handiwork. The musical theme continues over in the museum […]

Chester Toyfair has been a favourite for over 30 years of collectors and enthusiasts.  Offering both new and pre-owned models. The Cheshire County Sports Club, Plas Newton Lane, Upton, Cheshire, CH2 1PR For more information please contact Tony Oakes Fairs 01207 652773 or tony.oakes19@gmail.com

Come and join us at New Forest Cider, Burley for our annual Craft Cider making Weekend Saturday 14th October 11.00am – 4.30pm & Sunday 15th October 11.00am – 4.30pm. Learn how cider has been made for centuries along with more up to date methods. We also have plenty of rural crafts being demonstrated over the weekend, from blacksmith to hurdle maker to homemade fudge, there is something for everyone. Music will once gain be provided by the always entertaining Skimmity Hitchers, singing their own brand of scrumpy songs!  

14th October 2017  from 4pm onwards Annual Evening Charity End of Steam Up at New Leathern Bottle Public House, Jealotts Hill, between Maidenhead & Bracknell Berkshire. Full size Steam Traction Engines and Miniature Steam Engines, vintage commercial vehicles, tractors and motorcycles. Beer and Cider Festival, Barbeque, charity stalls. Free admission and car parking. We can be contacted at info@bshmc.co.uk

Our regular public open afternoons are popular with families and entrance is free. Opening times 2pm-5pm 17th September & 15th October Train rides are available on both our ground level and raised tracks.Tickets are £1.50 each or £5 for five. You can keep unused tickets for travel on a later date. Our outdoor “garden” railways will be running, as will our OO gauge railway in the clubhouse. Light refreshments are available. The profits from the sale of railway tickets on our Charity Day are used to support a local charity. In recent years this has been Disability Challengers, who are our neighbours in Stoke Park. All our public events are held at our Stoke Park site. We don’t offer pre-booking; just turn up on the day. Refreshments. Free parking.

Our regular public open afternoons are popular with families and entrance is free. Opening times 2pm-5pm Train rides are available on both our ground level and raised tracks.Tickets are £1.50 each or £5 for five. You can keep unused tickets for travel on a later date. Our outdoor “garden” railways will be running, as will our OO gauge railway in the clubhouse. Light refreshments are available. The profits from the sale of railway tickets on our Charity Day are used to support a local charity. In recent years this has been Disability Challengers, who are our neighbours in Stoke Park. All our public events are held at our Stoke Park site. We don’t offer pre-booking; just turn up on the day. Refreshments. Free parking.

The fourth Lowestoft Model Engineering and Model Making Exhibition (LOWMEX) is an event organised and run by the Halesworth and District Model Engineering Society. Featuring hundreds of super model exhibits including trains, traction engines, boats, planes, clocks, trucks, military modelling and much more. trade stands, refreshments, free parking a family friendly event.  Following on from the continued success of the previous Exhibitions the organisers at HDMES are running the event again for 2017. Proceeds from the show in 2017 will once again be donated to our local Charity,  S.O.L.D. (Special Objectives for the Local Disabled)

St. Mary’s Church, Witney, Oxfordshire OX28 4AW Organized by Tony Martin Tel:  01993 705304 Email:  stobart26@sky.com Enquiries to:  Cliff Manion, WMCC Publicity Officer 93 Newland Mill, Witney, Oxfordshire OX28 3SZ Tel:  01993 772940 Email:  jackiemanion@talktalk.net Admission Adults £3  Accompanied children under16 50p. Open 10am-4pm Free 3 hour parking in town car parks. Refreshments available. Exhibits  Models of Steam Engines, Fairground, Aircraft, Railways, Cars, Boats, Dolls Houses, Tractors, Model Engineering. Collections including Vintage Gramophones, Die cast vehicles & memorabilia.  Visit our web site www.wmcc.info