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Saturday April 14th will see approximately eight instruments of varying size and tonality, playing at the Sandtoft Trolleybus Museum. The AGM will also take place here on this day. Free Entry to FOPS Members (usual price is £7.00) so please remember to bring your membership card! Trolleybuses will be giving free rides throughout the day. Lots of interesting vehicles to see and old style village with café! The address is The Trolleybus Museum, Belton Road, Sandtoft, Doncaster, DN8 5SX. More information on this venue can be found on the museums website – http://www.sandtoft.org/ On the following Sunday, there will be a large scale organ festival, with over 20 instruments playing around Reid’s yard and workshops near Thorne. Various instruments from around the UK and Europe will be in attendance including some rarely seen historic fairground organs! The address is Willow Garth, Thorne Road, Hatfield, Doncaster, DN7 6EN. For more information on this venue, or on the event in general, please contact James Reid – 01405 947655 / 07752 288703 / jamesreidmm@gmail.com / http://www.organbooks.co.uk There is also a Facebook page for the event.

The organisers are gearing up for this year’s event to be the biggest yet with over 700 vintage vehicle exhibits expected to make the annual pilgrimage to the show field.  Exhibits include a large selection of steam engines, vintage commercial vehicles, cars, tractors, bikes, stationary engines, motoring and agricultural displays.  Attractions will also include craft stalls, autojumble and many diverse trade stalls.  The Sunday will see a vintage ploughing match and a local Produce Show.  There really is something for all the family. The weekend will feature an action packed main arena with displays to appeal to all ages and backgrounds.  Numerous catering outlets and the opportunity for a ‘proper Sunday dinner’ in the catering tent will tend to everyone’s requirements along with a fully licensed bar serving locally brewed ale and much more. Organised by an entirely volunteer committee the HSG Team have donated thousands of pounds to local charities over the years from event proceeds and rely on the support of the local Bedale Explorer Scouts to assist with car parking duties.  The young and enthusiastic Team hope to continue to raise money for local charities and invite you to come along and enjoy an action packed weekend […]

Come and join us at New Forest Cider, Burley for our annual Craft Cider making Weekend Saturday 13th October 11.00am – 4.30pm & Sunday 14th 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!