Most people start collecting mowers because they don't like to see engineering heritage thrown away, according to our most recent visitor survey. That's probably no surprise to anyone who collects any type of old machinery. One third of participants said that this was their main reason for starting to collect mowers. A further 25 per cent said it was because they were given an old mower by a friend or family member. Relatively few claimed their interest stemmed from it being an inexpensive hobby or because they had limited space. This might reflect a change in attitudes since our club was formed.