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pmackellow
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    Posted: 07 Aug 2011 at 9:10pm
Just got home from a cracking day at Twyford Waterworks in Hampshire.

The Waterworks was first constructed in the early 1900s and has been run by the Twyford Waterworks Trust since the early nineties.

Today was the Rural Crafts day with vintage vehicles, there was a number of tractors, three autotrucks, wood turning, lace making, a model steam engine, tombola, and a large display of horticultural equipment put on by Jim Beacon, another Trust volunteer and ourselves.

This really is a great venue for such an event, worth a look next year...
















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Quote Dieselhead Replybullet Posted: 07 Aug 2011 at 9:16pm
Good pics Paul,
 
Who owns the MK1 Allen Scythe??
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Quote series1gem Replybullet Posted: 07 Aug 2011 at 9:17pm
Is that a jap engined gem i spy?
If it isnt orange it isnt a rotavator
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Quote pmackellow Replybullet Posted: 07 Aug 2011 at 9:20pm
Chris, the Mark 1 Allen Scythe is owned by the other trust helper, I didn't catch his name !!

S1G yes I believe it is, part of Jims collection.

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Quote Trusty Mad Replybullet Posted: 07 Aug 2011 at 9:49pm
that auto truck is a bit of a beast.
is the handle of that hedge trimmer in the middle of the first photo an origanal fitting? and what make is the trimmer?
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Quote pmackellow Replybullet Posted: 07 Aug 2011 at 9:57pm
The handle and trimmer in question are a scythe conversion on a 240 volt Tarpen trimmer, there is a seperate posting about it in the Garden Implements section I put on here some time back.

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Quote jim beacon Replybullet Posted: 07 Aug 2011 at 10:28pm
I'll own up to the Gem! The Mk1 Allen Scythe belongs to Geoff (who's surname completly escapes me at the moment).

The Red autotruck is a Reliance, with another 600cc J.A.P engine. There are only a small number of survivors (probaly less than 10), and this one has been recently repaired by Twyford volunteers, but belongs to the Cobham Bus Museum.

It was a good day, and many thanks to Paul and Wendy for their support. Luckily, the weather held for most of the day, and there was a steady flow of people through the gate.

Visitor numbers were down by about 19% on last year, which seems to be the same as our experience with other events this year, and is reflected by other similar local attractions.

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Quote Charlie Replybullet Posted: 08 Aug 2011 at 8:11am
A good display.
I like the auto truck type road sweeper, reminds me of th eold full size ones before the days of the modern vacuum type road swepers.
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