Mid Devon Tractor, Engine & Machinery Group

A club formed in the county of Devon, England in October 1982 originally “… to stimulate interest in all types of old vehicles and machinery.” Its members care for, restore and operate some of the iconic machinery that has helped Devon farming and country life over the last 100 years.

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The Christmas Party was well attended and a great success. Following the traditional Christmas meal at the Countryman (though some murmurings about Christmas Pudding being unavailable) We were royally entertained by Titch Scott on the legends of Dartmoor. He never ceases to entertain and   include members of his audience whilst spinning some ghostly tales!

January meeting ~ A very well attended meeting proving how popular is Dan Downs, best known to BBC Spotlight viewers as a regular presenter of the weather. He gave us a very detailed account of his pathway to reaching his present position. He clearly is a very talented man, an engineer as well as a presenter, with a wide range of abilities and experience. It was amazing to hear just how many regions he covers with his weather forecasts for radio and just how much work has to go into making them as accurate and up-to-date as possible.

Dan then gave time to his father Gerald Downs who entertained us with his knowledge, and use! Of the Devon Dialects. Clearly understood by the    majority of our members (the Devon bred ones anyway) it was a delight to hear the full range of words and phrases used ‘back when’ and their origins. The wonderful story of ‘The Maisters Sow’ entertained us all.

Dan then returned to give us more details of his very full daily schedule and then shared an interesting ditty written by himself involving the weather in some local areas, very clever!!

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For Sale

TEF 20 tractor, commission no TEF 333686 –  engine number SA22190E     Built at Banner Lane Coventry in 1953     Registered with DVLA – V5 present – reg no 388VXD.
Plates made up but not fitted to tractor.
Condition – is a runner, but requires restoration of tin work and servicing of brakes. Tyres hold air, but need replacing. Engine does not smoke. Hydraulics operational.

Contact Tony Matthews
01647 24395 / 07758828411

2 x LISTER 611 Diesel Engines
1 x radiator cooler
Contact Kevin Endacott for details
01363 866277

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Local Events

Mid Devon Show

Date: July 27, 2024
All-day event
Location: Knightshayes, Tiverton, EX16 7PP
Local Events | Non-Club Event

Honiton Show – Gittisham EX14 3AW

Date: August 1, 2024
All-day event
Local Events | Non-Club Event