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The Sussex Steam Engine Club was founded in 1993 by a small group of enthusiasts who felt that while Sussex had a strong steam movement; it had no local club to consolidate their interests. The Club was established with the objective of promoting and encouraging the preservation of the steam traction engine and since the first meeting has grown into a popular and friendly organisation.
For many years members of the Sussex Club have actively participated in our annual end of year road run, which takes place in East Sussex during October. Additionally in 2013 the Club Ltd celebrated its 20th Anniversary by organising a spring road run in West Sussex, which is likely to be repeated. These events have both proved to be very popular with engine owners, non-engine owning members and the general public, thereby helping to keep steam traction alive on the roads of Sussex.
Through the winter months of October to April the Club meets on each second Friday, when a guest speaker or film presenter entertains and educates members and their guests on subjects relating to our hobby. In December we enjoy a very popular Christmas Dinner.
Periodically through the year we publish “Steam News” our club magazine, in which members are kept up to date with news and details of forthcoming events along with articles submitted from among themselves.
Today the Club can enjoy the celebrity of those many engines owned by its members that are seen at rallies not only in Sussex and the wider South East but Countrywide. Similarly membership of the club is wide, with members from elsewhere in the UK and also overseas.
One of the biggest traction engine rallies in the South East of England is held annually at the foot of the South Downs at Wiston, north of Worthing and is organised by members of our club.
If you would like to learn more about the Sussex Steam Engine Club Ltd please contact the secretary .
The committee meets every 6 weeks to manage the Club and consider suggestions from Members.
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