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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.

TAVISTOCK STEAM AND VINTAGE FAIR 2018 Enjoy a Fun Filled Day on SUNDAY, 3rd JUNE at The Wharf & Bedford Car Parks, off Plymouth Road, Tavistock, PL19 8AT 10:00am – 5:00pm Full Sized Steam Engines – Miniature Steam Engines – Tractors – Vintage & Classic Cars – Steam Car – Children’s Entertainment – Educational Stalls – Food – Drink – and lots more..! Trailer Rides behind various Full Size Steam Engines & Steam Car around the centre of Tavistock This event is organised by the Robey Trust Ltd, a registered Educational Charity No. 1089025. The Robey Trust Ltd. New Perseverance Iron Works. Parade Business Park, Pixon Lane, Tavistock, PL19 9RQ www.therobeytrust.co.uk DISCLAIMER:- THE ORGANISERS CANNOT BE HELD RESPONSIBLE FOR ALTERATIONS, CANCELLATIONS OR POSTPONEMENT TO THE EVENT OR PART THEREOF.

Step Back in Time Festival with plenty to see and have a go at! Displays include: Viking/Iron Age/ Medieval living history & battle re-enactments, wander around the Living History encampments & learn about the culture of these different time periods in our history & be amazed at the battles taking place in the Arena throughout the day. Children will love it!! Bring some chairs or a rug to sit on! Displays of Vintage vehicles including Classic Cars, Motorbikes dating back 100 years, Tractors, Lawnmowers, also Steam and stationery Engines , vintage televisions dating back to 1929, Cinema showing old TV programmes, domestic appliances, vintage computers going back to the 70’s. ACE Archaeology Club will be demonstrating various experimental archaeology techniques and exhibiting the results of the excavation at Moistown, the site of a medieval house. Also Car Boot Sale & some Trade stands.

The 44th Annual Gloucestershire Vintage & Country Extravaganza South Cerney Airfield, Cirencester 3-5 August 2018 3-5 August 2018 will see the Stroud Vintage Transport & Engine Club (SVTEC) stage their Annual Show at South Cerney Airfield in Cirencester, Gloucestershire. The show is widely regarded as one of the biggest and best Steam, Vintage and Countryside events in the UK and attracts thousands of exhibitors and visitors from across the country whilst actively raising thousands of pounds for both national and regional charities. Show Highlights include: Vintage displays of nearly 700 classic cars from pre and post war, including over 70 Classic American, plus 230 Motorbikes, scooters, 70 bicycles from 1903 – 1980, 30 miniature steam engines, 90 stationary engines, 70 full size steam engines, model engineering, 200 Tractors, over 80 Buses and Coaches, 120 Military Vehicles, 240 Emergency and Commercial Vehicles, 60 Industrial Trucks, 50 vintage Caravans and a large model Aircraft flying display. Live Arena with non-stop demonstrations from steam to dancing tractors and much much more. Plus the opportunity to drive a steam engine and see the spectacular Showman’s Engines. Vintage Fun fair with the popular Fairground Organs, ‘electric yachts’, waltzers, big wheel, Punch and Judy Shows, steam-driven […]

A friendly show featuring a wide range of working demonstrations, static exhibits and activities. Arranged by the Nottinghamshire Group of the National Vintage Tractor & Engine Club this show is held annually over the August Bank holiday weekend. Highlights from our normal the Programme of Events* include: Saturday Auction of Bygones Parade of Vehicles Vintage Working Demonstrations Sunday Ploughing Match Grand Parade of Vehicles Vintage Working Demonstrations Monday Vintage Tractor Road Run Vintage Working Demonstrations There is plenty of space for caravans/camping on site for those who would like to make a weekend of it.  On Saturday and Sunday evenings there is a DIY BBQ, with meat supplied on site by a quality local butcher. Club Contacts: Paul Ducksbury 01777 838122    Terry Shaw 07974 754426    Adrian Parker 07736 691974 *Subject to confirmation/change

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 […]