Forest Vintage Vehicle & Machinery
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NEW VISITORS TO THIS SITE - 06/07/20(Last Updated: 06/07/20)
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URGENT UPDATE NEWS (Last Updated: 21/06/20)
You may see on FACEBOOK that the SPEECH HOUSE SHOW is running.
THE CLUB CAN CONFIRM THAT THIS IS NOT HAPPENING
We regret to inform you that this year`s Speech house vintage show which was due to take place on Sunday 13th September has been cancelled. The situation with Covid 19 is continuously evolving. The safety and well being of our volunteers, contractors, exhibitors and visitors is paramount.
We apologise for the disappointment this may cause. Save the date for next year Sunday 12th September 2021
Thank you for your understanding during these challenging times.

EAST ANGLIAN TRACTION ENGINE SOCIETY 2021 (Last Updated: 01/06/20)
Looking forward to a year from now, the East Anglian Traction Engine Society is pleased to announce an exciting one-off event to celebrate the 66th anniversary of Britain’s first regional traction engine club.

Building on our reputation for staging very successful road runs, including the legendary Three Counties Road Run in 1997, we have decided to stage another. This time it is a 4-day road run covering 66 miles through Norfolk and into Suffolk. Every mile carefully calculated to coincide with our 66th year and bring a smile to your face.

The East Anglian Traction Engine Society intends to support a number of steam related museums along the route that have suffered from the Covid-19 crisis. This run will also be raising money for MIND, the mental health charity by holding collections along the route and at the various well-planned watering holes.

We are extremely grateful to the organisers of Strumpshaw Steam Rally for allowing us to start the run from Strumpshaw Steam Museum the day after their Spring Bank Holiday Rally, on 1st June, and to the committee of the Woolpit Steam Rally for hosting the final destination of the road run on 4th June, including welcoming all participants to take part in their annual Steam Rally.

The Route-66 run;
Day 1 Tuesday 1st June 2021.
Depart Strumpshaw Steam Museum at 9am- lunch stop at Mulbarton- arrive at Forncett Industrial Steam Museum for first overnight stop. Distance 20 miles.

Day 2 Wednesday 2nd June 2021.
Depart Forncett Steam Museum Lunch Stop at Winfarthing- arrive at the Bressingham Steam Museum for the second overnight stop. Distance 20 miles.

Day 3 Thursday 3rd June 2021.
Depart from Bressingham - lunch stop at Bacton near Stowmarket- arrive at the Museum of East Anglian Life, Stowmarket for third overnight stop. Distance 20 miles.

Day 4 Depart the Museum of East Anglian Life- arrive at the Woolpit Steam Rally for celebratory refreshments by 4pm. Distance 6 miles.

We are grateful to all the museums that we will be stopping at for agreeing to accommodate us, and it is hoped that the general public will be out in force to support both the engines and the museums as they arrive and depart.

The EATES hope to attract in the region of 25 engines to participate in the run and we have purposefully kept the mileage down to a maximum of 20 miles per day to allow any engine to join in from a steam roller to a Sentinel waggon. We would like the run to be an enjoyable event for all and beneficial to not only MIND, but to also the road steam, heritage and tourism scene in East Anglia.

Anyone interested in participating or who would like more information, please don’t hesitate to contact Stuart Hines, (EATES Chairman) on 07900800241 or chairman@eates.org

SALLY NICHOLES THANKS ( SEE ON FACE BOOK PAGE) - 15/05/20(Last Updated: 15/05/20)
I have been asked by several people about the route we are taking on Friday .....
We’re leaving the farm at 2.10 pm going UP Driffield Rd, DOWN Primrose Hill, through Town, past the Town Hall to the Church Yard

Thanks, Sally and Tony
And thank you in advance to everyone who will be out to see dad off

(Film of this item can be seen on our Facebook Page)

THREE COCKS VINTAGE & STEAM RALLY (Last Updated: 15/05/20)
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After reviewing the latest guidance and information from the Government regarding the ongoing COVID-19 outbreak in the UK, the committee of The Three Cocks Vintage Society has reached a decision and it is with heavy hearts that we announce the cancellation of this years 40th annual rally at Boatside Farm. We feel that safety of the public, exhibitors, trade stand holders and club members must be top priority and a show of this size & nature cannot be held within the current rules.

We would like to take this opportunity to thank you all for your continued support of the rally and the club. Please stay safe and we sincerely hope to see you all in 2021

SPEECH HOUSE SHOW CANCELLED - 21/06/20(Last Updated: 10/05/20)
Hi from FVVMC - we regret to inform you that this year`s Speech House Vintage Show, which was due to take place on Sunday 13th September 2020, has been canceled due to the situation with Covid-19 which is continuously evolving. We apologize for the disappointment this may cause but the safety and wellbeing of our volunteers, contractors, exhibitors, and visitors is paramount. Save the date for next year, Sunday 12th September 2021. Thank you for your understanding during these challenging times. Also club meetings have been canceled until further notice.

CAN WE HELP (Last Updated: 30/04/20)
Our lovely neighbor Les Nicholas has sadly passed away peacefully at his farm. The funeral is on May 15th and his family has asked if some tractors can escort him from his farm to his grave in Lydney cemetery. If you are able to pay respect to this true gentleman please can you meet at Driffield Farm, Driffield Road, GL15 4LJ at 1.30. Many thank

GREAT DORSET STEAM FAIR (Last Updated: 27/04/20)
CORONAVIRUS UPDATE- GDSF 2020 POSTPONED UNTIL 2021
Dear All
Following a further review by the Great Dorset Steam Fair Board of Directors, it is with much regret and sadness that I have to announce that the 52nd Great Dorset Steam Fair will no longer be taking place this year and will be postponed until 2021 (Thursday 26th to Bank Holiday Monday 30th August 2021).
We have been closely monitoring the unprecedented Coronavirus situation over the past few weeks and have explored all options. However, it has become increasingly evident that it would be both irresponsible and unfeasible to continue with the event this year, during these uncertain and challenging times.
This difficult decision has not been taken lightly, however, the safety and wellbeing of our visitors, exhibitors, traders, staff and contractors is always our primary concern, combined with the effect to the local area, towns, parishes and residents.
We are also very conscious of the impact that the event would have on the NHS, emergency services and local authority, they are doing an amazing job and we do not want to unnecessarily stretch their resources any further.
We offer our sincere apologies to all involved and I can assure you that we at the GDSF are equally as disheartened and disappointed. However, this is the right thing to do. Over the past 51 years we have managed to run the event in difficult circumstances and during sometimes impossible weather conditions, but the current situation is simply beyond our control.
For those of you who have already booked their tickets and/or camping in advance for the 2020 event, these bookings will remain valid for the re-scheduled 52nd event in 2021, this will happen automatically. Alternatively, should you prefer a refund for the 2020 show, please contact us at enquiries@gdsf.co.uk. quoting your Order Number and we will arrange this as soon as possible.
We were so looking forward to welcoming you all to this year’s show but sadly it is not meant to be. I would like to take this opportunity of personally thanking you all for your continued support of the GDSF and we look forward to seeing you all again in 2021. Keep safe everyone and look after yourselves.
In the words of our Queen “we will meet again”.
Kind regards
Martin Oliver, Managing Director, Great Dorset Steam Fair Ltd

WELLAND STEAM RALLY (Last Updated: 22/04/20)
We would like to extend our warmest wishes to all our member`s exhibitors’ traders and friends at the sad and upsetting time. Beyond the struggles of life, death, and the economics and the present unsettling times. Beyond the struggles all life death and economics the present crisis calls on us all to re-examine our very philosophy and focus on what`s important. We would hope you and your loved ones are safe and able to work through all the challenges too.

The committee has decided to postpone this year’s event until

23,24, & 25 July 2021

We are truly sorry to have to take these steps however we feel that it is the right course of action given the latest advice from our government.
a day out weekend camping or exhibiting at our annual Steam and Country Rally may be the last thing on anybody`s mind at the moment unless you are a member or exhibitor or trader
But as spring passes into summer this time being a hint of optimism we are positive about a long term future we know the day held at the event is a wonderful experience we will correctively get through this collectively get through this crisis as soon as the circumstances al and get steaming again we know that the better we adhere to the governments of voice and support our heroes of the N H S and all our key workers the sooner that time will come
in the meantime, the 2021 event will be better than anything has gone before, and the committee will strive to make it the “Best Ever “
Stay safe everyone, see you in 2021

SOUTH CERNEY SHOW CANCELLED (Last Updated: 09/04/20)
I regret to inform you that the 46th annual Gloucestershire Vintage & Country Extravaganza which was due to take place on Friday 31st July – Sunday 2nd August 2020, has been cancelled.
Those who have already purchased tickets for this year’s show via the website will receive an automatic refund.
The situation with Covid-19 is continuously evolving. Our initial approach was to “Keep Calm & Carry On”, as we all shared the ‘hope’ that it could continue this year.
However, latest UK Government information indicates that further restrictions maybe implied or extended to combat the current crisis. We now take the stance that it would be irresponsible for us to host the 2020 show. The safety and wellbeing of our volunteers, contractors, exhibitors and visitors is paramount.
Gloucestershire Vintage & Country Extravaganza is widely regarded as one of the biggest and best Steam, Vintage and Countryside events in the UK and attracts over 20,000+ visitors from across the country and is staged on part of a live military base at South Cerney Airfield.
To host a show of its magnitude requires a large provision of emergency service cover, and a lot of assistance from the military base – it would be unthinkable to apply such a burden to them at this dreadful time.
The Extravaganza is organised by the Stroud Vintage Transport and Engine Club (S.V.T.E.C) and is one of the largest events of its kind run entirely by volunteers. It simply could not run without the huge support of the dedicated section leaders, exhibitors, volunteers and visitors. Nonetheless, it costs SVTEC a substantial amount of money to stage the popular annual show and by not taking risks, we can safeguard its future for many years to come.
I would like to take this opportunity to apologise for the disappointment that this announcement will undoubtedly cause, but also extend my gratitude to our volunteers and section leaders who have already put so much work into this year’s show.
However, rest assured, we look forward to returning in 2021

THE CLUB DOWN UNDER - 01/04/20(Last Updated: 01/04/20)
We have received pictures of our Club`s Flag Flying in Australia, the pictures come from Terry Norris brother who lives Down Under. We thank them for the Pictures and from all in the Uk hope all in Australia are all safe and Well.
Pictures are on the GALLERIES PAGE (CLUB DOWN UNDER)

FROM THE CLUB (Last Updated: 24/03/20)
We hope that all members and family members also friend`s stay safe in these difficult times If you have something to share, please let us know we must keep in contact with each other.

ANTIQUE POWER CLUB - 21/03/20(Last Updated: 21/03/20)
Pip has just informed this website that the ANTIQUE POWER CLUB has cancelled the MONMOUTH MOOCH at CHEPSTOW RACECOURSE.
ANTIQUE POWER CLUB has also cancelled it next TRACTOR ROAD RUN

IF YOU HEAR OF ANY CANCELLATION, PLEASE CONTACT US ON THIS SITE THANKYOU

CANCELLATION NEWS - 20/03/20(Last Updated: 19/03/20)
IT HAS BEEN REPORTED TO THE CLUB THAT.

THE COLEFORD FESTIVAL OF TRANSPORT HAS BEEN CANCELLED.
THE BORDER COUNTIES SHOW IN MONMOUTH HAS BEEN CANCELLED.

IF YOU HEAR OF ANY CANCELLATION, PLEASE CONTACT US ON THIS SITE THANKYOU

WE ARE HERE FOR YOU - 20/03/20(Last Updated: 16/03/20)
As you can see the website is now growing and we hope you are enjoying it so far?
Please contact us if you wish to place an Advertisement for items you wish to sell or you may need some parts, as somebody on this Site may very well have just what you are looking for. If you look on the Marketing page, I have placed a test Add.

PLEASE CONTACT US ON THIS SITE THANKYOU

CLUB MEETING CANCELLATION 11/05/20 - 16/03/20(Last Updated: 16/03/20)
FVVMC Membership App 2020.pdf
Due to the situation regarding the virus, it has been decided that the Club will not be holding a meeting in April. The next Meeting will be possibly held on 11th May at 8.00 pm if the situation allows. Please keep checking on this page for updates.

THANK YOU F.V.V.M.C FOR YOUR HELP - 14/03/20(Last Updated: 14/03/20)
BREAM VOLUNTARY CAR SERVICE
REGISTERED CHARITY NO 1082982
Dear F.V.V.M.C

May I take this opportunity to thank you all at the Forest Vintage Vehicle and Machinery Club, for your generous Donation of us the Bream Voluntary Car Service. Your Donation will allow us to add to our very busy Service here in West Dean. As you may be aware some parts of the Forest of Dean contain the County’s most isolated Settlements with little or no Public Transport to enable the Sick and Elderly easy access to the Larger Treatment Centres that have now been introduced.

Services like ours are becoming a vital LifeLine, to these Communities of West Dean. At present our Drivers are averaging 40 Journeys per week, this can only increase as the Elderly population grows as predicted. Everybody at our service is Volunteers and will work to make the lives of the Sick and Elderly a little less stressful in the Forest of Dean.

So, for all, Users, Drivers, Trustees, we thank you for your support
Regards
C J Staker
Chairman Bream Voluntary Car Service

CHARITIES YOU HELPED WITH YOUR VISIT (Last Updated: 14/03/20)
HERE IS THE LIST OF CHARITIES THAT THE
2019 SPEECH HOUSE SHOW HAS HELPED

We are happy to confirm that the charities we have helped this year are.
LYDNEY HOSPITAL.
614 SQUADRON AIR CADETS.
FOREST PULSE.
GREAT OAKS HOSPICE.
FVAF- FOREST VOLUNTARY ACTION FORUM.
FOREST BEEKEEPERS.
R.N.L.I.
S.A.R.A.
BREAM VOLUNTARY CAR SERVICE.
CHILDRENS OPPORTUNITY CENTRE.
FOREST OF DEAN AGE CONCERN.
HOPE FOR TOMORROW.
BREAM EARLY LEARNERS.
BREAM LIBRARY.
PARKEND PLAYGROUP.
LYDBROOK BAND BURSARY.
We can support all with the Public Supporting our Show. From our Club, we truly Thank You All.
WE DO HOPE YOU CAN JOIN US AGAIN ON 13th SEPTEMBER 2020

NEEDED FOR THE SHOW THIS YEAR 13/03/20 - 31/08/20(Last Updated: 13/03/20)
CAN YOU HELP US FIND FOR OUR SHOW?
1 CHILD ENTERTAINER
2 BALLOON MODELLING DISPLAY
3 DANCER`S
4 TRADE STANDS
5 CHARITY STANDS
6 COLLECTIONS

PLEASE CONTACT US ON THIS SITE THANKYOU

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