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Dear Member, You may already be aware of the sad news that Richard Vernon of Cotebach, Leicestershire, passed away peacefully at home on the 17th December after a long battle with cancer. [A short tribute has already been posted in the News section of the web site.] Richard’s funeral will take place on Tuesday 11th January and […]
Richard Vernon It is with deep regret that we share the sad news that Richard Vernon of Cotebach, Leicestershire, passed away peacefully at home on the 17th December, 2021, after a long battle with cancer. Richard was a long serving member of the Club who was held in high regard and who will be […]
Presentation of Steam Plough Cup Club President James Hodgson presented the Steam Plough Cup on 5th October to Anne Garrison in recognition of her outstanding service to the club. Anne maintained the web site for over 20 years and is now retiring from the role.
MUSEUM OF ENGLISH RURAL LIFE – John Fowler Online Exhibition The Museum of English Rural Life, in Reading has created an online exhibition JOHN FOWLER: NATIONAL AND INTERNATIONAL STEAM POWER The club assisted in the creation of the exhibition and is mentioned on the final page Click HERE to view
MICHAEL OWEN DAVIES 1930 – 2021 We are saddened to learn of the passing of one of the club’s most honoured members. Michael Davies has died peacefully on 12 May. He was 90. He will be remembered for encouraging steam ploughing ever since he bought and restored, with Bob Griffin, two Fowler BB1s in 1970 […]
Arrangements are being made to hold a Hands On event over the weekend 4th-5th September, near Uppingham on the Rutland/Leicester border, with grateful thanks to hosts Joe and Mary Nourish. 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 […]
Mikes funeral took place on 14th January at Rempstone parish church, conducted by the Rev Tim Parker. Mike was steam-hauled there. The weather was not kind and it snowed during the interment.
We are very sorry to tell you that Michael Beeby died on 21 December. He was 82. Mike was SPC president from 2001-2004, a life member, and latterly vice president. He was honoured with the Steam Plough Cup twice, most recently in 2019. The Beeby family will for ever be associated with steam cultivation in the north Midlands and […]
We are very sorry to record the death of Brian Parsons on 1st November. He was member No 4 and attended the inaugural meeting at the Great Northern Hotel in Peterborough in December 1966. Brian became the club’s first treasurer, a post he held for a year. He was part of an active team encouraging new […]
An updated List of Ploughing Engines in the UK and Ireland, dated September 2020, is now available in the Members Area. Also, additions and amendments to the 2017 United Kingdom and Overseas Engine and Implement list No. 9 published by the Steam Plough Club are now available for viewing and to download in the Members Area. […]
We are very sorry to tell you that Godfrey Sturgeon has died at 93 of old age. He joined the club in 1969 and became an honorary life member having served on the committee for 23 years until 2005. The club meant a lot to him and he was pleased to produce his “Norfolk Notes” […]
As a great historian on such matters Peter has used his knowledge in publishing “Moonshine”.This book has taken eight years to reach the point where it is ready to print.You may find the title Moonshine a little baffling, there is a full history in the book explaining how Moonshine came to be Moonshine. Extending to […]
The Steam Plough Club has had recognition from the Museum of English Rural Life at Reading for its role in the preservation of important archives. Click here to see MERL website Following a national grant the museum is proceeding to restore its collection of Fowler records which cover a lengthy period of the production at the Steam […]
There are new rules for applying for Vehicle Excise Duty (VED) for road engines including ploughing engines. These came into force in May 2018.To obtain VED at the zero rate ploughing engine (and other traction engine) keepers will have to apply for an exemption via DVLA form V112G and quoting Category 26.There has been a […]