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Old 07-02-18, 08:16 PM   #1
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Default Gardner Engine Rally.

This year marks 150 years since the formation of the firm of L. Gardner and Sons. The Etruria Industrial Museum, Stoke on Trent, is pleased to announce that they will be celebrating the anniversary by hosting the Gardner Engine biannual rally over the weekend of Saturday the 15th and Sunday the 16th of September. Numbers have yet to be confirmed; but there are likely to be 20 Gardner engined canal boats on the Caldon Canal beside the Museum, Gardner engined commercial vehicles on the Museum's car park and perhaps 20 Gardner stationary engines on display on the Museum's field. This is in addition to the excellent Etruria Stationary Engine Rally ably organised by Maurice Barks (contact address:- Hillcrest, Dovedale Road, Kingsley, Cheadle, Staffordshire, ST10 2AD, tel; 01538 755844) on Saturday 15th and the Classic Vehicle Rally organised by the Museum on Sunday 16th. There will be a wide variety of exhibits to interest the enthusiast and the general public alike. It promises to be a memorable weekend.
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Old 10-02-18, 11:33 PM   #2
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And another Mill Meece clash!!!!!!! :-P
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Old 14-02-18, 09:25 AM   #3
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But not Malpas !
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Sods law, we usually attend the Etruria stationary engine event but the date change now clashes with Lytham Hall which we are already booked into. The Gardner addition will be a big attraction though.

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These events are planned to happen over the Heritage Weekend, a national event where 5000 free events/sites are open involving 40,000 volunteers, unfortunately we at Etruria do not have any say in the choice of date.
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Old 25-03-18, 10:33 AM   #6
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Default Impressive Gardner Exhibit.

An impressive exhibit has been confirmed for the September rally:- coming all the way from Lincolnshire is John Ramm with his 1973 Atkinson Adventurer 6x4 tractor unit powered by a Gardner 8LXB coupled to a King lowloader with a mobile emergency power supply unit dummy load. On the back of the trailer is a Gardner 6LW. It promises to be a memorable event.
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Old 25-03-18, 06:32 PM   #7
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These events are planned to happen over the Heritage Weekend, a national event where 5000 free events/sites are open involving 40,000 volunteers, unfortunately we at Etruria do not have any say in the choice of date.
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Are you saying that entry for visitors is free to the Gardner rally?
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Old 25-03-18, 07:43 PM   #8
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Yes, entry to the rally field is free and entry to the museum, with working steam engine driving the grinding mill, is also free. A guided tour is charged for and hopefully visitors will come into the tea room and shop!
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Thanks, definitely one for the diary then, never been to Stoke.
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