The day was warm and there were a good number of members with displays for this event, there also seemed to be more interest from the crowd this year. Maybe because we were sited a bit closer to the arena and therefore more visible.
For those who enjoy the chops the entertainment was great, with some world class choppers present. The tree climb chop creates a lot of interest too, their balance is superb as they wield those axes!!
Most of the members continued on to Gerry’s home for a bbq tea and of course the highlight is perusing Gerry’s pristine collection in his sheds. There is always an air of amazement at his unique skills, and how he can adapt a tool to do a specific task for him. His determination to find a way to do a job defines the character of this special man, I think we all stand in awe of his achievements
Thank you Gerry and Rhesa for your hospitality.
On Saturday 22nd October we travelled up to Bracknell for their reunion. The country school looked so nice, neatly painted and well looked after playground and equipment. The school overlooks lovely green pastures and a dam with a small amount of snow on the day. Luckily we were all prepared for the weather.
There were many varieties of activities throughout the day, even the Parliamentarians. The Tractor Trek group called in for a visit from the North West Coast. One of the competitions was student and Parliamentarians throwing raw eggs to each other, luckily no one had egg over their clothes, only on the ground. The children certainly used their imagination making animals and people out of fruit and vegetables.
Members attending were Joan & Kelvin Fielding, Karyn & Derryl Haines & Zac, Heather & Pat Harris, Nigel Boyd, Graeme Howard, Neil Broomhall, Robin Daking, Steve & Christine Scott, Deborah & Wayne Wood.
There was a nice array of exhibits from the club – tractors, cross cut saw, old washing machine, wood heater, an Irish chain saw, punishment chair, trains & carriages and memorabilia. One member was heard to say that the “Punishment Chair” would be an ideal piece of equipment for all Politicians!! (to use) The school children were impressed with the chair. A lovely day had by all.
Our members rolled up with their toys, very well displayed.
Ray (Harris) – Yamaha 250 Trial Bike 1972.
Natasha (Targett) – Metro Goliath engine 1.8 H/P 1930, Sundial 2 H/P Type B 1940.
Janet (Harris) – Variety Tools.
Pat (Harris) – Moffat-Virtue 2 1/4 H/P., A-2 Ajax Water Pump.
Nigel (Boyd) – Hand built Model Steam ship, Railway trains & carriages.
Fred (Harris) – McDonald engine driving a water pump.
Don’t know if Fred was trying to get in touch with the apache Indians, but he certainly had a smoke stream going late in the afternoon. Continue reading →
The weather stayed pretty kind to us over the two days of the show, with late showers in the afternoon on both days.
We were also set up on the south-eastern side of the show ground this year.
Members who attended were:
Brian Scott, who displayed two lawn mowers and a petrol engine with a water pump and also two small diesel engines, which he revved up every couple of hours and smoked everyone out.
Viv Voss had two small petrol engines which he bought along to display.
Pat and Heather Harris displayed a petrol engine with a water pump and also an old reel lawn mower.
Rex Woodberry had a display of various types of hand working tools. Continue reading →
Thankyou to the club members who gave their time & effort to spring clean the club rooms & grounds, A job well done.
Well the season of our events has crept up on us again, so we began with a
FUN RUN WEEKEND at the club rooms, Penguin.
The usual members arrived with their tractors, engines, pumps, & various tools. Continue reading →