Arrangements are in hand to hold a Hands On event over the weekend 3 rd -4 th September, at Brineton, Near Shifnal, Shropshire, TF11 8NH, with grateful thanks to hosts Michael and Karen Stokes. (Please note that the original dates of 17th-18th September have been changed)
The event will take place subject to there being no restrictions on social gatherings and travel in place at the time, and of course, weather permitting.
Participants will be given expert tuition on the handling of steam ploughing engines and the implements to be used. Numbers will be limited so everyone has the opportunity to drive and crewthe engines, the plough and the cultivator.
The weekend starts with a safety briefing followed by an explanation of the working of the engines and implements. After raising steam, the participants will attach the implements and set off to the
working area for the day’s work. All activities are done under supervision.
Camping and caravan space is available on site, lunch packs and soft drinks are provided, and an evening dinner will be arranged for the Saturday night. The weekend will conclude at 5pm on Sunday.
The cost for attending the event is £250. This includes an instructional DVD – “An Introduction to Two Engine Cable Cultivation” that provides detailed information in preparation for the weekend.
Places can be secured for a deposit of £75 which will be returned in full should the event have to be cancelled. Alternatively, the deposit will remain valid for a place at a future Hands On.
Places are still available. Please apply as soon as possible to George Hawkswell, Gonville and Caius College, Trinity Street, Cambridge, CB2 1TA, email: firstname.lastname@example.org, tel: 07512181212.
[Message to Members 26 th April, updated by Dick Eastwood 1st July]