Sussex Steam Engine Club

Established 1993


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 hosts various events including Road Runs, a Steam Driving Experience, a Christmas meal/social evening and Winter meetings.

As a Club, our members support many local events including Wiston Steam Rally and Tinkers Park and the Steam Apprentice Club Driving Days.

The Club also gives support and guidance to members who run their own events.

Please look through our pages to find out more of who we are and what we do.

1918 Tasker Tractor No. 1765


Membership costs just £10 per year. (+ £3.50 if a plastic membership card is required)

Benefits include:

  • 4 issues of Steam News per year
  • Club Meetings held on the second Friday of each month between October & April.
  • Social Events and gatherings.For a number of years the Club has organised "Experience Days" which provide our members with the opportunity to get involved with an engine, learn the basics and have a go at driving or steering under supervision. (Some of our members return annually to extend their skills and experience.)

Latest News

The events section is being regularly updated.

Club Merchandise

Various items of merchandise are available to purchase directly from our suppliers.

Items include:-

  • Sweatshirts
  • Polo Shirts
  • Hoodies
  • Baseball Caps
  • Fleeces

We are also currently looking in to other ideas.

News & Announcements

      Upcoming Events

Event Date/time Venue

Tinkers Park Traction Engine Rally 4th & 5th June 2022 Tinkers Park
Spring Road RunSat 11th June 2022 Congregate at The Pig & Butcher
Steam Experience Day Sun 12th June 2022 Tinkers Park
High Weald Steam Working Weekend
18th & 19th June 2022 Heaven Farm
The Sussex Steam Rally 9th & 10th July 2022 Parham House

   4th & 5th June 2022     Tinkers Park Traction Engine Rally

A popular local event raising money for Cancer Research 

Tinkers Park website

   12th June 2022     Steam Experience Day

Your opportunity to operate a Traction Engine.

Please contact the club for further information. 

   18th & 19th June 2022     High Weald Steam Working Weekend

A new event for 2022 at Heaven Farm, A275 Danehill

High Weald Steam Working Weekend website

   9th & 10th July 2022     The Sussex Steam Rally

This popular event is being held at Parham House.

Sussex Steam Rally website

Success stories

Austin Hawkins presentation

Club Achievement Award

Austin Hawkins was presented with the Club Achievement Award at the Xmas meal for his tireless work and efforts promoting the Steam movement with his Aveling & Porter roller "Lionheart"

The Award was presented by Club President Bob Langley.

Richard Croft presentation

Road Run Award

Richard Croft was presented with the Road Run Award by President Bob Langley chosen at the Autumn Road Run.

Dave Main presentation

Hard Working Secretary

David Main was presented with a tankard as a token of gratitude for his hard work whilst he served as our Club Secretary.  The tankard was presented by Club Chairman Graham Chaffer.


Steam Apprentices

Steam Apprentices are the young members of the NTET (National Traction Engine Trust).  Steam Apprentice Days are held around the country and our members help with the event at Tinkers Park.

Wiston Winners 2018

The Howard Stenning Achievement Award

Presented to the Volunteers of the Wiston Steam Rally in 2018 who have worked tirelessly to present the Wiston Steam Rally over the years.