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Club Events 2015

December 16 2014 - Club Events Category

The East Anglian Traction Engine Society are pleased to announce our two main planned events for next year

Saffron Walden Crank Up 9th & 10th May

Since the demise of Thurlow a few years back, we have been without a club rally. John Hunt has done excellent work in conjunction with Audley End Miniature Railway for several years and now feels that we have outgrown that location

John approached Paul Englemann who used to run the Saffron Walden Crank Up to see if we could utilise the name and was given his full blessing. A site has been procured at Sparrows End, Newport, Saffron Walden and the event will run in May over the weekend of the 9th & 10th

For more information please contact John directly on 07882 175 438 or email

For those who fancy tagging another weekend on afterwards, Clive Flack is organising his annual pub event in Bassingbourn at The Hoops May 16th- 17th supported by BSEPS. All being well two or three engines planning to steam from Saffron Walden to Bassinbourn the Friday before which is just under a ten mile journey. For more information please contact Clive at

Diamond Anniversary Road Run 1st & 2nd August

The road run will be based on the route used in 2012 for the successful Sudbury Steam Tour. A leisurely road run of around 14 miles on the Saturday, with a pub stop for lunch and museum visit before winding back to Long Melford High Street in the late afternoon. A shorter route will be provided for models directly from Acton to Long Melford in the afternoon. We also welcome all kinds of vintage & historic vehicles

We are being hosted for the weekend by Simon Webb and family, at their yard in Acton. There is no planned evening entertainment, but as Long Melford is close we will investigate arranging transport to there for the evening when numbers become known. It is planned for those who chose to go into Long Melford to centre our evening around the Cock & Bell Pub, which serves food and there are a number of other food outlets along the high street

Sunday will see a short leisurely run to a local pub for those who wish to join in. Some may choose to return home or travel on to the Museum of East Anglian Life at Stowmarket for the driving course the weekend after.

Jonathan Wheeler also reminds us of his Threshing Day at Bardwell a few weeks later. If logistics can be sorted he has suggested a run from Acton to Bardwell on Saturday 22nd August in time for the evening event, and then the threshing day as usual on the 23rd

The road run is also proceeded by Weeting Rally and Sudbury Rally in the month before, so if you aren’t from the area its a good excuse to come up and do a few events

For more details or entry forms for the road run please email or call 07540 589 039


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