About Us

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January 1974 this society was formed by the late Bob Soule with the intention of furthering our historic mechanical past.

We find - discover and purchase all manner of machinery from complete items to less complete piles of rust, these are then restored into working condition and shown at many events during the year.

Machinery like - Tractors - stationary engines - ploughs - water pumps - grinding mills - winnowers - chicken pluckers - cars - commercial vehicles - motorcycles - cycles and much more. Members of this and the many other such clubs and society’s also collect models - books - petrol tins - oil lamps - tools - saws - the list is endless.

We have a Society Library in which all manner of books and mechanically related items are filed. These are available to members upon request, we welcome any books and magazines to add to this facility.

This Society has a membership of 180 to 200 members a year.

Membership is not obligatory - please feel free to pop along on a club night. Membership includes public liability insurance for £5,000,000 cover. Membership is £15 fully insured and £5 for associate/junior membership (uninsured). See membership application page for the form. Membership runs from December 1st to November 31st.

We hold club nights on the THIRD Thursday of the month, where we have all manner of entertainment items, along with an excellent supper.

We are now renowned for the annual auction, this has given way now to a Bring and Buy sale, see  sale date page.

We are proud to support the Thames Valley Air Ambulance - tvairambulance.org.uk

The Society sponsors the program for the West Oxon Steam and Vintage Show held at Ducklington Witney Oxon in July. - westoxonsteam.co.uk

Club nights are held at Quenington Village Hall. See Entertainment page for dates.

Concorde also features in the society - as our Chairman Doug Newton was on the flight test department at RAF Fairford - during the early years 1968 up to 1977. He does an audio - visual talk with supporting graphic display, this normally lasts 1 and a half hours.

As a society we are proud to have been one of the major sponsors to the 2003 and 2006 Guinness World Record for the most tractors working in one field at the same time. The 2006 event being successful with 2,141 tractors taking part, a new world record.

We have organised coach trips to places of interest one example was to Brooklands motor and aviation museum. This in fact was an excellent trip and enjoyed by one and all - even the coach driver.

Newsletters are produced: March - September - December. Our AGM is held in April.


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