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

We would welcome any feedback for ideas of merchandise.

April members meeting on 10th April has been cancelled due to the current Corona Virus outbreak.

Abbey Hill Steam Rally Cancelled

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 Steam Rally 30th & 31st May 2020 Tinkers Park, Hadlow Down
Road Run (See below) Saturday 6th June 2020 Tinkers Park to Blackboys
Steam Experience Day Sunday 7th June 2020 Tinkers Park
Broyle Country Show 27th & 28th June 2020 The Broyle, Ringmer
Wiston Steam Rally11th & 12th July 2020 Wiston Park, West Sussex
Weald of Kent Steam Rally 1st & 2nd August 2020 Woodchurch, Kent

     10th April     Members Winter Meeting - CANCELLED

To be advised

     3rd May      HCVS London to Brighton Commercial Vehicle Run

This annual event runs from Crystal Palace to Madeira Drive in Brighton and usually attracts a few traction engines.

HCVS Website

      30th & 31st May   Tinkers Park Annual Steam Traction Engine Rally

This is a very popular event held by the Claude Jessett Trust at Tinkers Park, Hadlow Down, East Sussex and raises a large amount of money for the Cancer Research Fund.

Tinkers Park Website

   6th June     Spring Road Run

A Spring road run from Tinkers Park through the lanes to the Blackboys Inn.  Supported by the Management of the pub, food will be available.

Blackboys Inn Website

   7th June     Steam Driving Experience Day

By popular request we have decided this year to hold a Steam Experience Day at Tinkers Park where you will have the opportunity to prepare and drive a Traction Engine under the guidance of an experienced person.  

Prices : £95 members or £110 for Non-members.

Please email for further details:-

   11th & 12th July     Wiston Steam Rally

A very popular Steam Rally held in the beautiful setting of Wiston Park, supporting local and national charities.

Wiston Steam Rally Website

   1st & 2nd August   Weald of Kent Steam Rally

Steam Rally held in Woodchurch, Kent.

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Success stories

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.

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.

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