The National Traction Engine Trust

At the Trust's AGM on Saturday 16th November 2013 at Hickstead, Sussex awards were made to a number of people who have made a significant contribution to our hobby. It has become a tradition that most of the awards should come from the area where the AGM is held and most the recipients lived within thearea of south-east England. The awards were presented by the President, Andrew Semple.

The first trophy to be awarded was the Arthur Napper Cup which this year went to the Amberley Museum.


The next trophy was the Dacre Lacy Cup and it was no surprise this was awarded to Joe Walker for the outstanding restoration of Fowler 12906 Foremost.

Mr J Bailey passed away earlier this year and many people wished there should be recognition for the help that he gave to so many people. He was awarded the Choisy & Simpson Cup and this was presented to his widow, Mrs P Bailey.


Another group to receive recognition for their work was the Claude Jessett Trust and they were presented with the Morris's Golden Film Shield. The shield was presented to Peter Haining and Adrian Vaughan.


The John Crawley Trophy was presented to James Hamilton for his significant contributions to our hobby through his work as a photographer.


The Edney Shield is always presented to someone who has given considerable service to the Trust. This year sees the retirement of Irvin Barraclough from the General Council and it was fitting that he should receive this award.


Trevor Evans was presented with the Jack Holloway Cup for his services to the Trust.


Unfortunately Dave Freemantle was not able to be at the ceremony but he was awarded the Percy Hirons Bowl for his work with his agricultural engine.


The largest trophy is the Baker Toc-H Cup and it is awarded for "the 'big' engine owner whose standing and stature is countrywide." This year's recipient was Les Searle.


The Eric Middleton Trophy was awarded to Colin Hazlehurst but unfortunately he was unable to be present to accept it.


The John Cook Memorial Trophy is presented each year to the overall winner of the Photographic Competition and this year's winner was Paul Cook.


The trophy specifically for an owner of a portable engine is the The Jack Holloway Portables Fruit Bowl and this was presented to Roger Luck.


The Doc Romanes Trophy is for someone or a group that has supported the Steam Apprentice Club. This was presented to the Claude Jessett Trust and it was accepted on their behalf by Adrian Vaughan.


The award for taking an engine on a long and outstanding journey is the Curtis Bowl. This year this was presented to Dee Searle and Della Fagg for the their journey from Horsham to the Great Dorset Steam Fair, on to the rally at Old Warden Park and finally south through central London and back to Horsham - 400 miles!!


The final trophy was the Steam Apprentice Club's Techical Achievement Award which this year went to James Allison. The list of his achievements is outstanding and it took several minutes to list all the things he has managed to do in such a short space of time.. Not only did he receive a trophy but also a copy of 'Machinery Handbook' and an oil can.

17 Nov 2013