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    Posted: 20 Aug 2013 at 1:49pm
Hey people, I'm heading to Wales for a holiday from 30 th of August till 10 th of September . Any good shows on while I'm there or any museums etc with our types of machinery in them ?
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Quote Web2 Replybullet Posted: 20 Aug 2013 at 10:13pm
Where in Wales will you be based, as it is a long way from North to South Wales!

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Quote sdarmstrong Replybullet Posted: 20 Aug 2013 at 10:54pm
I plan on doing a tour of the country. Off the boat at Fishguard and then turn either right or left! Doesnt matter to me whether I go clockwise or anti clockwise around the country. I am happy to organise the trip to take in anything of interest to me thats on a particular date. So I guess the bottom line is I am flexible.....Smile
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Quote Philipagri Replybullet Posted: 21 Aug 2013 at 7:18am
Not quite horticultural but you could call in to the Internal Fire Museum which is only a few miles up the road from Fishguard, near Cardigan. They are very welcoming and have a huge collection of large and small vintage stationary engines which are run on most days for visitors. See their website at www.internalfire.com.
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Quote steve.woollas Replybullet Posted: 21 Aug 2013 at 7:20pm
Hello, I can't help you with a show or rally but I can thoroughly recommend the Rural Life Museum at Usk nr Pontypool. Lots of rural bygones including a good display of hand tools--Steve
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Quote jim beacon Replybullet Posted: 21 Aug 2013 at 7:26pm
I'd definatly recommend a visit to Internal Fire - allsorts of interesting stuff about the place, not just the engines!
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Quote TITCH Replybullet Posted: 21 Aug 2013 at 9:10pm
Onslow Park, West of Shrewsbury Vintage/ Steam you name it., one of the BEST I know to!...sort of North Wales..I'll be in my 'Van'!!

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Quote woody2 Replybullet Posted: 22 Aug 2013 at 1:28pm
You could always visit the Nation Cycle Museum in Llandrindod Wells. It is manned by volunteers. Best to check when they are open 01597 825531 or www.cyclemuseum. org .uk. Enjoy your holiday.
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Quote sdarmstrong Replybullet Posted: 22 Aug 2013 at 11:17pm
Some interesting ideas there lads. Thanks.
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Quote sdarmstrong Replybullet Posted: 01 Sep 2013 at 9:36pm
Went to internal fire on Friday. Very good place. Lots of good stuff even apart from the engines. I was particularly interested in the primus blow lamps they use for pre heating some of the engines. I have a nice collection of them which I refuse to polish. Just get them working and leave them as they are. Unlike my dumper in the projects section! Going to get to the museum in Usk later in the week. Still open to suggestions for any where worth visiting on my way south. In Prestatyn tonight. Not much of interest to me here. Was up Snowdon on the railway earlier today. Enjoyed that. Need more good stuff for this week.....
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Quote neilhorse Replybullet Posted: 02 Sep 2013 at 6:17am
If you try this place although not quite Wales , but you can visit just before you go across the Severn Bridge , Its at Avonmouth Britol
It is an awsome private collection of vintage stuff  and they also use it for people with Alzteimers for rembering things in thir past .
 
Well worth a visit for anyone
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Quote sdarmstrong Replybullet Posted: 02 Sep 2013 at 6:49pm
Yeah that place looks very good . Will head there for sure. Thinking of heading down somerset direction as well so hope that broadens my options ! Hoping to get to Usk and Oakham tomorrow and wed.
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Quote pmackellow Replybullet Posted: 02 Sep 2013 at 8:12pm
I can recommend Oakham Treasures, a very impressive collection

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Quote sdarmstrong Replybullet Posted: 02 Sep 2013 at 8:25pm
Yes looks very good. Looking forward to it.
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Quote Web2 Replybullet Posted: 02 Sep 2013 at 9:52pm
Saturday and Sunday 7th and 8th September (that's this weekend). Vintage Vehicle Rally at Malpas on the A41 about 20 minutes from Chester (just into England, A55 out of North Wales). Very good rally with about 25 steamers, lots of tractors, good trade and autojumble.

We will be there in the collectibles section, showing our display relating to Crosville bus company including the 1/6th scale model bus and 00 gauge model of a bus depot and other collectible materials. I know this is not Horticultural, but we do show hedge cutters and various other horticultural things at other shows!

By the way Titch, see you if you are there with your van and signs, transfers etc.

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Quote sdarmstrong Replybullet Posted: 04 Sep 2013 at 8:50am
Went to Usk and Oakham treasures. Both excellent. Usk especially good where the volunteers could not have been nicer. In Somerset now . Going to tour the West Country for a few days. Maybe drink some cider !! Any body know whats good in this area ?
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Quote Charlie Replybullet Posted: 04 Sep 2013 at 10:06am
Westonzoyland pumping station, open sundays. website
Wilkins cider Mudgeley , as featured on TV.
Radstockmuseum (only 1.5 miles from me, let me know if you are in the area)
Somerset Rural Life museum.
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Quote Ransomes256 Replybullet Posted: 04 Sep 2013 at 12:01pm
David,
When you get back to Wales to see me a good visit would be the Museum of Welsh Life in St Fagans (Cardiff)   Some agriculture but a lot of relocated buildings, shops, homes from accross the country.
Big site and it is free entry (couple of pounds for the car park) as it is a National Museum.
This weekend also hosting a food festival.
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Quote TITCH Replybullet Posted: 04 Sep 2013 at 2:49pm
You see, lot's to do in Wales. and indeed one day I intend going to the Internal Fire Museum.
And yes Jean, Malpas is booked, see you both there!

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Quote sdarmstrong Replybullet Posted: 05 Sep 2013 at 6:41pm
Devizes tonight! Heading back for Wales tomorrow...
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