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Welcome To The Steam Plough Club

The Steam Plough Club has many members world wide interested in steam ploughing with its engines and implements, personalities and rich history.  Founded in 1966 by the late Harold Bonnett the club is about keeping the tackle operating; not just the machinery but passing on the old skills too.
Members of our Club would be pleased to have your help and assistance so that together we can give the steam plough engine its proper place in the history of British agricultural engineering.
The club has a reputation for well organised events in an informal setting.  Members have every opportunity to participate whether they have engine ownership or not.  This is your chance to leave your arm chair, put on your boots and live real steam on the land.
You will find more information about us, steam ploughing and how to join the club on this website.

Archive picture of the month

“An unidentified pair of Fowler ploughers equipped with the Burrell Single Crank Compound (SCC) system – a compound cylinder with both the LP and HP pistons connected to one crank. With thanks to observations from Mark Walker”

Join The Steam Plough Club

The Steam Plough Club provides its members with:-
  • A quarterly journal – the Steam Plough Times
  • Technical advice
  • Working instructions for steam ploughing machinery
  • Safety guidelines for crews and event organisers
  • Engine & implement records
  • Engine classes identification
  • In-house publications & DVDs
  • The opportunity to meet like minded enthusiasts
  • Visits & meetings 
  • Access to Steam Plough Times – A Searchable Index Of the Contents Archive.

Hands On Weekend 14th-15th September 2024

We are pleased to announce a Hands-On event for 2024 over the weekend of the 14th-15th September 2024 near Uppingham in Rutland by kind permission of Joe and Mary Nourish.  
Participants will be given expert tuition on the handling of steam ploughing engines and the implements.
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Steam Plough Club Shop

New! MEMORIES OF JOHN PATTEN’S PLOUGHING ENGINES BY BARRY J. FINCH

This can be purchased from our online shop.

The Club Shop now takes PayPal

All of the above items can be purchased from our online shop.

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