The National Traction Engine Trust

The AGM will be held at the Bedford Hotel, Tavistock, Devon PL19 8BB on Saturday 17th November 2012.

Details of the AGM have already been published in Steaming. For those wishing to book accommodation at the Bedford Hotel preferential rates have been obtained. Telephone reservations -1822 613221 and quote NTET AGM.

Saturday Morning

The Robey Trust has invited NTET members to visit the Robey Trust's New Perseverance Ironworks which is situated in the Parade Business Park, Pixon Lane, Tavistock PL19 9RQ.

They will have two or three engines in steam as well as giving Trailer Rides to the Bedford Hotel. The rides are timed to arrive well before 2pm when the AGM will start.Also at the Robey Trust Works, there will be a variety of Stationary Engines running, conducted tours of their exhibits. There will be the chance to inspect their workshop and other facilities.

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Saturday Afternoon

The AGM will start at 2.00 pm.The Agenda and Annual Report & Accounts has already been distributed with copies of the October Steaming. At the conclusion of the formal part of the meeting the Trust's awards will be presented and this will be followed by tea, coffee and biscuits.

Saturday Evening

The Trust's dinner with members and their guests meeting at 7.30 pm will start at 8.00 pm. The guest speaker is Dave Goodwin. Tickets costing £28 each can be obtained from the General Secretary with payment by 7th November.

Sunday Morning

The premises of the Robey Trust will be open all day from just after 9am.

There is also a visit to Dingles Fairground Heritage Centre near Lifton some 12 miles north of Tavistock. For sat-nav users PL16 0AT.

This is the home of the National Fairground Collection. The museum is normally closed at this time of year but our past President, Richard Sandercock has opened the premises especially for Trust members. There are displays of Fairground Art and Memorabilia, a large array of vintage rides, stalls and shows. Hopefully some of the vintage fairground rides will be operating.

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27 Oct 2012