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.
2016 saw the 50th Anniversary of the clubs founding by Harold Bonnett. Acclaimed events were held at the World Ploughing Championship near York, at the Great Dorset Steam Fair. It culminated in a celebration lunch at the Great Northern Hotel in Peterborough, scene of the club’s origin in 1966.
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 2024 AGM will be held at the Cold Harbour Mill Uffculme, Devon on the 20th April.It is proposed that members will be able to tour the mill in the […]
The following news regarding was released by MERL on 21st November 2023:-As we launch a new range of bespoke products inspired by the engineering drawings held in the MERL archives, […]
A review of Barry J. Finch’s publication “MEMORIES OF JOHN PATTEN’S PLOUGHING ENGINES” by James Hodgson.
A review of Barry J. Finch’s publication “MEMORIES OF JOHN PATTEN’S PLOUGHING ENGINES” by James Hodgson. “This is a great record both of ploughing engines in their ‘working clothes’ – […]
MEMORIES OF JOHN PATTEN’S PLOUGHING ENGINES Author: Barry J. Finch Content: 63 B&W previously unpublished photographs with captions, introduction & notes on the June 1960 sale of the late John […]
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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.