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.
Membership costs just £10 per year. (+ £3.50 if a plastic membership card is required)
Wiston Steam Rally postponed - A Virtual Rally will take place on social media.
Broyle Country Show - Cancelled
The Steam Club Committee would like to send their best wishes to all our club members and their families. With these unprecedented times normal life and the things we do have either stopped or changed. The current lock down and social distancing measures are in place to help stop the spread of this terrible coronavirus. With these measures in force this requires many of us to look at life and the things we do in a different way.
The committee has been deliberating and by a small margin has decided to withdraw its involvement in organising the Road run from Tinkers Park to The Blackboys Inn public house on 6th June. As far as the Steam Club is concerned it is cancelled.
The Driving Day at Tinkers Park on the 7th of June is cancelled. This will be rescheduled to another day either later in the year or even possibly next year.
We are sorry to have to take this action but believe it’s the correct thing to do due to the government’s latest advice. As we all know that the more we adhere to this advice and support our hard-working heroes of the NHS and all the keyworkers the sooner we will all come out this pandemic.
The committee and I would like wish you the best for 2020 and together we will get through this and be able to start steaming again.
Tinkers Park Steam Rally 2020
Sadly, Tinkers Park Steam Rally will no longer be happening over the weekend of 30th & 31st May.
Something else may happen subject to current conditions.
Various items of merchandise are available to purchase directly from our suppliers.
We are also currently looking in to other ideas.
|Weald of Kent Steam Rally||1st & 2nd August 2020||Woodchurch, Kent|
To be advised
This annual event runs from Crystal Palace to Madeira Drive in Brighton and usually attracts a few traction engines.
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.
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.
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:- firstname.lastname@example.org
A very popular Steam Rally held in the beautiful setting of Wiston Park, supporting local and national charities.
Steam Rally held in Woodchurch, Kent.
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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.
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 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.