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

All Winter Members Meetings have been cancelled due to the current climate.  In the event of any changes we shall obviously rearrange

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 Open Day 26th September 2020 Tinkers Park
Autumn Road Run 27th September 2020 See below
NTET Steam it Sunday 4th October 2020 Nationwide
Winter Members Meeting - CANCELLED 9th October 2020
Annual General Meeting 13th November 2020 See notes
Christmas Meal - CANCELLED 11th December 2020
Winter Members Meeting - CANCELLED 8th January 2021 TBA
Winter Members Meeting - CANCELLED 12th February 2021 TBA
Winter Members Meeting - CANCELLED 12th March 2021 TBA
Winter Members Meeting - CANCELLED 9th April 2021 TBA

     26th September     Tinkers Park Open Day

The Open Day is a chance to learn about the collection and activities at Tinkers Park first hand. Ride on The Great Bush Railway or the miniature railway. There are traction engine trailer rides, Vintage, Classic and Historic vehicles on show. Road making and stream driven saw bench demonstrations. The organ museum is open and playing the organs and instruments.

There is a good selection of hot or cold food for sale on site or you can bring a picnic, the car parking field has plenty of space to find a quiet spot. Well behaved dogs are welcome, but are not allowed in the organ museum. Ground is uneven in places, please wear sensible shoes. The site has reasonable disabled access, but rides do not. If you have been before, we look forward to seeing you again this year. If not, we hope you will enjoy your visit.

Tinkers Park Website

   27th September   Autumn Road Run - CANCELLED but...........

A number of members are still hoping to go out for a run towards the Pig & Butcher at Five Ash Down arriving from 12.00

Please note that their is no fixed route for the run and crews will be heading from various directions.

   4th October     NTET Steam it Sunday

A day where engine owners and crews are encouraged to go out with their engines.

Steam it Sunday Website

  9th October     Winter Club Meeting - CANCELLED

Winter meetings are currently cancelled until we can confirm further details regarding social distancing etc.

   13th November     Annual General Meeting - CLOSED MEETING TO BE ADJOURNED

The Annual General Meeting will commence at 8pm and will be a closed meeting held via a virtual platform.  The meeting will be officially opened and adjourned until a date can be set for a full meeting.

    11th December     Christmas Meal - CANCELLED

At this moment in time it is extremely difficult to try and book a venue and hold a meal safely for our members.  We hope to arrange something when we have more guidance.

     8th January 2021     Winter Members Meeting - CANCELLED

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     12th February 2021     Winter Members Meeting - CANCELLED

Details to Follow

      12th March 2021     Winter Members Meeting - CANCELLED

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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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