Lancashire Traction Engine Club

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Social Gathering

Posted by lancashiretec on November 28, 2015 at 6:10 AM Comments comments (0)

We are planning a pre-christmas get together around the historically significant pubs of Manchester on 28th November. This is open the all members free-of-charge. More details will be added later.

2015/16 meetings

Posted by lancashiretec on October 18, 2015 at 7:10 AM Comments comments (0)

The meetings for the winter season of 2015/16 are currently being organised.

The dates of the meetings are:

November 1st

December 6th - Christmas Quiz and photographic competition

January 3rd

February 7th

March 6th - AGM

April 3rd

Photo Archive

Posted by lancashiretec on October 18, 2015 at 7:05 AM Comments comments (0)

As part of the 50th anniversary celebrations we are building an onlne archive of the history of the club. This will include many previously unseen photos digitally reproduced for the first time from members slides and prints.

We also welcome submissions from anyone else who would like to share their photos with the club's archive. please visit the archive page for help on adding your photos to the archive.

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June '15 Journal

Posted by lancashiretec on June 30, 2015 at 10:10 AM Comments comments (0)

Click HERE to read the journal online

Lymm Historic Transport Day

Posted by lancashiretec on June 30, 2015 at 7:00 AM Comments comments (0)


The 28th June was the day most of Cheshire went to Lymm, so it seemed. The whole town was buzzing with people who came to see the many examples of historic machinery on display.

The day started with a parade through the town, where bicycles, motorbikes, cars, horse-drawn floats, tractors and, of course, steam engines passed through the picturesque town on their way to the May Queen Field or other locations around the town.

On the May Queen Field there was bands playing, a fair for the children and many of the vehicles on display, plus stalls and other displays. Around the town there were model railway exhibitions, art exhibitions, a large collection of steam engines (supplied by our own members and sponsored by the Lancashire Traction Engine Club) plus hundreds of canal boats of all shapes and sizes.

Later in the day the canal boats did a parade of their own while the crowds still lined the banks.

A tremendous event and, considering it is only in its third year, a very successful one. I'm looking forward to next year already.

Take a look at the gallery to see lots of pictures taken on the day.

Slaidburn Steam party

Posted by lancashiretec on April 30, 2015 at 2:40 PM Comments comments (0)

This year's steam party at the Hark to Bounty pub in Slaidburn will take place over the weekend of June 13th and 14th.

More information on the website -

April meeting

Posted by lancashiretec on March 9, 2015 at 7:35 AM Comments comments (0)

The April meeting would fall on Easter Sunday so it has been decided to cancel that meeting.

Hope you all have a good steamy Summer and we'll see you again on the first Sunday of October.


Posted by lancashiretec on March 8, 2015 at 10:05 AM Comments comments (0)

The AGM took place on Sunday 1st March and was well attended by 8 committee members and 14 other members.


The main news to report were a few alterations to the committee members. Richard Fairhust has resigned after 20 years good service to the club. I would like to offer our thanks for his hard work over the years. This left a number of vacancies on the committee but two members present were willing to stand so we would like to welcome Hughie Winterbottom and Chris Adamson to the committee.


Accounts were looking healthy, though membership numbers are down. Any suggestions about how to improve membership would be welcome. Ideas on the night included improved high-profile speakers for the meetings, occasional changes to meeting time and/or venue plus more club related steam activity throughout the summer.

Lymm Historic Transport Day

Posted by lancashiretec on March 8, 2015 at 9:35 AM Comments comments (0)

This year we are proud to have been asked to supprt the Lymm Historic Transport Day.
Since the demise of May Day Steam in 2011, the LTEC has had no real input to any local steam event. However, the LHTD, now entering it's third year, has been going from strength to strength. The steam section of the event has, until now, been small but, with input and sponsorship from the LTEC club, will become a major part of the event and a new focus for the club as a whole.
15 full sized engines are hoping to attend for a steam party on Saturday 27th June, followed by taking a major role in the parade and attractions of the main event on Sunday 28th June. 
The support and collaboration between the two clubs has been offered for one year only, on a trial basis, but I can see no reason why this shouldn't become a fruitful partnership for both clubs in the future.