Events 2017

Chudleigh Show

Chudleigh Show

Well Autumn has come a little early this year, as we found out when we crawled out from under the doona early to travel to CHUDLEIGH SHOW.
Enjoyable small country show, main attraction cattle & horses, wood chopping but didn’t venture to watch.
12 members attended with 8 exhibits. Continue reading

Waratah Chopping Carnival

Waratah Chopping Carnival

I love & support our club too much to turn my back on it, so here we are finding our-selves travelling to the WARATAH CHOPPING CARNIVAL. Only 1hr. drive from home.
Weather not very kind on & off showers & cool throughout the day.
Congratulations to the ladies of the club that are there at the drop of a hat to help their better-halves enjoy what they do best, tinker with their old toys & wares. Continue reading

Ross Rodeo

Ross Rodeo Jan. 11, 2017

Fine and warm today as we left for the Ross Rodeo. David and I (Gloria Perry) were there first so we set up for the day. David had his grey Fergie with the early spud digger behind. Harry Nolan had his chain saw
collection, about 21 of them. Nigel Boyd set his train collection up, it was a very good talking point with everyone. We had our photo taken in front of it. Graham Howard had a L Model Lister diesel motor. Lloyd Tunbridge had a Sundial & International motors. Fred had his McDonald motor with the pumper going behind. There was plenty of interest, people looking and staying to talk. The barbie for lunch went very well, it was a very fun day by all.

Australia Day

Australia Day

Another great day at Latrobe with a lot of activity including vintage cars, truck pulling contest for both ladies and men, bands and a great variety of food stalls also the amount of people waving and displaying our great Australian Flag.
Our machinery display even had small flags along the safety fence and another large flag proudly flying from a flag pole inside the compound.
Members in attendance were, David & Gloria Perry, David & Judy Burk, Lloyd Tunbridge, Graham & Heather Howard, Neil Broomhall, Phillip Whittle, Fred Harris, Brian Ling, new member John Booth, Jeff Springer.
Items on display – 2 Fergusson tractors one with a scoop the other with a potato digger, corn shucker, display of old tools, 2 Mcdonalds one driving a pump, Armstrong Siddley, Lister, Sundial, International LA, Moffat Virtue driving a compressor, Champion cement mixer, j.a.p two stroke driving a pump, Sandstone grinding wheel, and 16 pioneer chain saws.

Forth School Fair March 2017

Forth School Fair

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On March 18th the Forth School held their Fair. This year the school celebrates it’s 150th year.
The weather was great and the school had a wonderful fair as usual. There were people everywhere and we had many interested patrons stop and chat during the day.
Members attending were Nigel Boyd with his boat and train station, Lloyd Tunbridge – 2 motors, John Booth – chainsaw collection, Lyn Richards – Calfdozer, Brian & Kaye Ling – Ransomes Crawler, Toselli Crawler and tool collection, Derryl & Karyn Haines – tool collection, Kingsley & Kris Percy – Ferguson 135 tractor, Kelvin & Joan Fielding TEA20 Ferguson 28 tractor. Phil Weeks also displayed his Packard with the Vintage Car Club. A big thank you to all.
All members had a good day and enjoyed wandering around and looking at all the school had to offer on the day.

Hobart Vintage Machinery Society Heritage Farming Expo

Hobart Vintage Machinery Society Heritage Farming Expo

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What a great weekend. Some of our members travelled to Cambridge to take part. We left early Friday morning to make the journey down. The weather wasn’t too bad, a little rain overnight Saturday and early Sunday morning.
Attendance was good so that meant there was money left over after expenses to be donated to Riding For The Disabled.
All machinery clubs in Tassie were in attendance. It was good to see the support given considering it was the long weekend and so many other things to do elsewhere.
Those who travelled down were David and Gloria Perry, Richard Edmunds, Brian Ling, Brian Scott, Fred Harris, Lyn Richards, Tony, Tania, James and Felicity Perry. Sorry if I missed anyone.
Everyone who went down certainly enjoyed themselves and some even left their trailer there ready for Bream Creek Show the following weekend.