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Collection, Preservation and Display of Old Lawn Mowers

Shuttleworth Vintage Weekend

A few members gathered on behalf of the club to introduce 'Old Mowers' to an audience of aeroplane fanatics who gathered for a flying weekend, plus a display of many other vintage vehicles etc from the Shuttleworth collection.

A video of some working mowers here https://youtu.be/WzCZvwvz1jI

Other highlights Roger Wilkinson on his immaculate Dennis carving 'OLC' in the grass, video to come!!

Cider helps to get Dan's Ransomes Minor working, plus the expertise of 'Jones' the mobile mower mechanic.

The 'Cyclemaster Panther' remained static, but great to display & pay tribute to the test pilot from the 1930's who created this wonderful machine.

I'm sure others will have some more images to share.

RansomesRob Mon, 06/09/2021

Hi folks.

Travelled down to see what mowers had been taken along to the Shuttleworth Vintage Weekend by OLMC members. From what I remember seeing there were lovely examples of ATCO, Shanks's, Ransomes, Drummonds,Greens, Dennis mowers on display along with a Nash Boadicea. Great to see some of them in action. Good to see you again Clive and to meet up with you Sean. Hope to see you at Milton Keynes next month. Cheers. Rob

 

Messorestore Tue, 07/09/2021

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Lee Smallwood Wed, 08/09/2021

Nice display there guys, hope mine on the weekend is as nice. I could do with a few more old motor mowers to add to my push mowers, but I'll take as many as logistically possible, I'll add photos on Monday. Looking forward to seeing and meeting you in october. Lee

MikeD Sat, 11/09/2021

it would be a good idea to keep the booze out of Joe publics sight dont want them to think all lawnmower buffs are boozers what happened to the cuppa  keep the ale for the beer tent.

Clive1997 Tue, 14/09/2021

"it would be a good idea to keep the booze out of Joe publics sight dont want them to think all lawnmower buffs are boozers what happened to the cuppa  keep the ale for the beer tent."

Due to the current pandemic the organisers of the event had taken the precaution of not having a 'Beer Tent' & encouraged people to drink in the open air, with just 3 of the 10 of us having a fruit cider on a very hot day I don't think the public were in any way concerned. Tea & Coffee flowed continuously thanks to Roger & Helen.

Clive1997 Sun, 19/09/2021

As promised a video clip of Roger Wilkinson on his well known & fantastic 1935 Dennis 24in at the Shuttleworth Vintage Weekend.

At short notice we were asked to create a piece of 'Turf Art' to hopefully be photographed from one of the vintage planes, after rustling up some rope, pegs, tape measure etc we chose to publicise the club by cutting the initials 'OLC' around 20m high, bit of a rushed job but with Rogers experience with his Dennis it certainly looked good from the ground.

Not sure if an aerial shot was taken, will try to establish if it was.?

https://youtu.be/QsC4Iapk-eU