Club History

The Sussex & Kent Weald Stationary Engine Group was formed in 1999 by Alan & Lynne Cullen. Having been interested in vintage machinery for many years, the Cullen's entered the world of Stationary Engines about ten years ago after Alan retired from his previous interest in short circuit motor racing.Quickly making friends within the movement, the Cullen's saw a need for small events specifically for engines in the Kent & East Sussex areas and ran a series of shows for several years. Such venues as 'The Lamberhurst Toy Museum', 'Hammerwood Park' house and other one offs provided a change from the usual 'steam shows' where stationary engines are often ignored.

Growing in popularity, these events formed the basis for the club and in 1999 following calls from various enthusiasts Alan took the plunge and created S&KWSEG. The area covered by the club is reflected in the name but has grown to include parts of West Sussex and Surrey.

The aims of the club are the preservation, presentation and use of bygone agricultural/industrial engines, implements, tools, vintage machinery and model engines. Although based primarily on the interest in Stationary Engines, the club also welcomes owners or enthusiasts of vintage and classic cars, motorcycles, commercial vehicles and horticultural equipment.

During the Summer months the club is involved with running many events as well as supporting many of the larger steam and vintage rallies. During the Spring and Autumn a series of smaller events for club members are held around the South East. The Winter Season sees the S&KWSEG organizing club nights held in Sussex and Kent. These culminate with the AGM in March. During the year the club also organize at least one coach trip to visit museums or interesting collections. To keep members informed of what's happening, news, gossip and other items the S&KWSEG produce their own journal, 'Weald Power' which appears 4 times per year.

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Last Updated: 23 January 2014
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