Monks Eleigh Bygone Collectors Club Rally 2005

Gt Waldingfield Suffolk

This was our second year at this Rally and again, we had an enthusiastic and pleasant welcome from Chairman Paul Goodchild. The Rally is now in its fifth year and growing steadily with something for everyone, a very friendly atmosphere and a superb Saturday nights entertainment in the beer tent.

One drawback this year was the Fair which was directly in front of the Engine line and putting out megawatts of music from at least three of the rides which made life behind the line a little uncomfortable, perhaps it will be different next year.

On the subject of next year, Paul is appealing for help as he was very short this year so if anyone would like to help with the organisation, please contact me and I will pass on your details.

Once again, I was pleased to see a good turn out of young Stationary engine enthusiasts who worked on and ran their engines constantly all weekend, I recommend this Rally for a great weekend.

As this is a small Rally, it does not put out a program so apologies if some of the details are sparse.

5hp Amanco 1951 3hp Lister A Lister A Lister D generating set
A large Amanco, I am guessing around 5hp. This is a 1951 3hp Lister A driving a Lister H1 pump owned by Ron Mansfield from Sudbury. And another Lister A getting some TLC. This Lister D generating set is owned by John Southall from Willisham.
Norman generator 3.5hp Petter M 1.5hp Petter M 1927 Ruston Hornsby 8AP
A very nice little Norman running a generator owned by Dave King from Ipswich. This is a nice, original 3.5hp Petter M owned by Mick Bugg from Ipswich This is a lovely 1.5hp Petter M owned by Ray Dudley., And here we have a very nice 1927 Ruston Hornsby 8AP owned by Mike Barnes.
1947 1.5hp Wolseley WD8 1946 1.5hp Wolseley WD 11 Wolseley and various driven equipment. Turner Corn Mill
A 1947 1.5hp Wolseley WD8 owned by B Davey. A 1946 1.5hp Wolseley WD 11 driving a Domestic water pump owned by Daniel Poole Another young Stationary Engine enthusiast with  a Wolseley and various driven equipment. This little Corn Mill was of particular interest as it was made by Turners of Ipswich

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