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Annual Rally Report 2019

It's been a couple of weeks since our Annual Rally at Milton Keynes Museum so it's high time we posted a few images and publish details of this year's award winners. This year we had almost 100 members attending at some point over the weekend and well over 100 machines on display on the Sunday. Follow these links to see a selection of mowers on display and a few of the personalities at the event. This year our theme was "the first mower in my collection" and most of the people in the picture are with the mower that started their collections.

We've already posted details of the auction results elsewhere but you can see who won the Andrew Grout Plate, the Charlie Jones Award and the other awards.

Annual Rally Auction 2019

The auction is one of the most popular features of our Annual Rally at Milton Keynes Museum. It gives our members a chance to add to their collections without the hassle of going to junk sales or using online auction sites. On the other hand, it also gives our members a good way to pass on unwanted and duplicate mowers to other collectors and fellow enthusiasts.

We've been holding the auction for some years now and during that time we've seen hundreds of mowers and associated items bought and sold. The small commission we charge is donated the museum. You can see a list of the entries for this year's auction here (we'll be adding to the list in the run up to the event but we cannot accept late entries).

Countdown to 30th Annual Rally

Our Annual Rally takes place in just under two weeks at Milton Keynes Museum on 18/19 May. This will be our 30th Annual Rally since the very first event at the museum in 1990 which established the Club. To mark this landmark the theme this year will be "the first mower in my collection". We hope that our members will bring along the mower that got them started on the collection, preservation and display of old lawn mowers. That does not necessarily mean, of course, the oldest machine in their collection (although it may for some). Club Members can log onto the site to access more detailed information about the event in our special section.

The photo below is a montage of shots from our first club rally in 1990. Can you spot a few familar faces?

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