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Mower Directory Now Online

Visitors to our website can now access our online Directory of Manufacturers and Models. This directory was originally created as a printed booklet by one of our members some years ago. The objective, then as now, was to compile a comprehensive reference list of mower manufacturers and the models they produced. It's been updated many times as newly-discovered models and manufacturers have been unearthed and added to the list. We know there are many gaps to fill in terms of missing companies or machines or additional information about existing entries. It's still a work in progress.

There are some simple rules for items to be included: one of our editors must have seen either an actual example of a mower or a published reference (such as a photograph, advert or editorial) about a company or one of its models. We'll be happy to add or amend entries when we receive information that meets these criteria. Mowers made after 1970 are generally not included.

The Directory was transferred from a printed to online version a while back but access was restricted to full members of the Old Lawnmower Club. However, we have now decided that this valuable reference resource should be made available for everyone.

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).

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