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The Old Lawnmower Club - Collection, Preservation and Display of Old Lawn Mowers https://oldlawnmowerclub.co.uk/ en Welcome To The Old Lawnmower Club https://oldlawnmowerclub.co.uk/newstory/welcome-old-lawnmower-club <span>Welcome To The Old Lawnmower Club</span> <span><span lang="" about="https://oldlawnmowerclub.co.uk/users/olcadmin" typeof="schema:Person" property="schema:name" datatype="" xml:lang="">olcadmin</span></span> <span>Thu, 24/05/2018</span> <section id="node-comment"></section><div class="field field--name-body field--type-text-with-summary field--label-hidden field-item"><p>The Old Lawnmower Club was formed in 1990 to promote the collection, preservation and display of lawn mowers made from 1830 onwards. We have more than 800 members around the world.</p> <p>Membership is open to anyone with an interest in old lawn mowers. We participate in a number of events throughout the year at museums, garden shows, vintage rallies and steam fairs. You can find out more about what we do on this site.</p> </div> Thu, 24 May 2018 17:01:58 +0000 olcadmin 6177 at https://oldlawnmowerclub.co.uk https://oldlawnmowerclub.co.uk/newstory/welcome-old-lawnmower-club#comments Annual Rally 2022: This Weekend https://oldlawnmowerclub.co.uk/news/annual-rally-2022-weekend <span>Annual Rally 2022: This Weekend</span> <span><span lang="" about="https://oldlawnmowerclub.co.uk/users/olcadmin" typeof="schema:Person" property="schema:name" datatype="" xml:lang="">olcadmin</span></span> <span>Fri, 20/05/2022</span> <section id="node-comment"></section><div class="field field--name-body field--type-text-with-summary field--label-hidden field-item"><p>Our Annual Rally is being held at Milton Keynes Museum this weekend and we are expecting a bumper turnout of members. Although we held a small-scale event in October this will be our first "proper" Annual Rally since 2019. You can find out more about the rally <a href="https://oldlawnmowerclub.co.uk/members/annual-rally-2022-general-information">elsewhere</a> on our site.</p> <p><img alt="" data-entity-type="" data-entity-uuid="" src="https://oldlawnmowerclub.co.uk/sites/default/files/centenary2021.jpg" style="width: 100%;" /></p> <p>This year we are celebrating the centenary of Atco and JP, two of the best known and successful manufacturers of the 20th century. The centenary was actually last year but we are including it in this year's event so that our members have a proper chance to recognise these significant anniversaries. Many of our members have examples of these manufacturers' machines in their collections and we will be featuring them over the weekend as our main rally themes.</p> <p>The third theme of the weekend is mowers with a royal connection to mark HM The Queen's Platinum Jubilee this year. If you're coming to the event, look out for mowers with names such as Monarch, Royal Blade, Marquis, or Windsor. Many manufacturers also supplied their machines under a Royal Warrant, so look out too for mowers with royal crests as part of their decoration.</p> <p>This morning we have learned that there is a fourth reason to celebrate at Milton Keynes. The town - which has always called itself the "New City" - has finally achieved that status officially following the announcement by the Government. The Museum has been telling the story of Milton Keynes and the surrounding area for almost 50 years and becoming one of Britain's newest cities is now part of that history. We'll be helping the Museum celebrate its own milestone next year.</p> <p>We hope to see you at Milton Keynes Museum this weekend.</p> </div> Fri, 20 May 2022 08:25:51 +0000 olcadmin 9468 at https://oldlawnmowerclub.co.uk https://oldlawnmowerclub.co.uk/news/annual-rally-2022-weekend#comments Forthcoming Minor Mods to Site Menus https://oldlawnmowerclub.co.uk/news/sitenews/forthcoming-minor-mods-site-menus <span>Forthcoming Minor Mods to Site Menus</span> <span><span lang="" about="https://oldlawnmowerclub.co.uk/users/olcadmin" typeof="schema:Person" property="schema:name" datatype="" xml:lang="">olcadmin</span></span> <span>Wed, 23/02/2022</span> <section id="node-comment"></section><div class="field field--name-body field--type-text-with-summary field--label-hidden field-item"><p>As part of our ongoing site revamp we will be making a few minor changes to the main menu structure at the end of February. First, the "Join" link currently in the main menu will be moved to the "Club" menu. Second, the "Forum" link currently in the main menu will be moved to the "Collect" section. This will help keep the main menu links tidier when viewed on screens of all types. </p> </div> Wed, 23 Feb 2022 23:01:01 +0000 olcadmin 9374 at https://oldlawnmowerclub.co.uk https://oldlawnmowerclub.co.uk/news/sitenews/forthcoming-minor-mods-site-menus#comments Welcome to Our New Website https://oldlawnmowerclub.co.uk/news/welcome-our-new-website <span>Welcome to Our New Website</span> <span><span lang="" about="https://oldlawnmowerclub.co.uk/users/olcadmin" typeof="schema:Person" property="schema:name" datatype="" xml:lang="">olcadmin</span></span> <span>Sat, 29/01/2022</span> <section id="node-comment"></section><div class="field field--name-body field--type-text-with-summary field--label-hidden field-item"><p>The first thing you will notice is the new design and layout. We wanted a modern appearance that will work better on different devices.</p> <p>The upgrade will also allow us to present content and information in new ways. We are still working on this but we didn't want the site to be offline for too long. Moving the site to this new version has involved a number of time-consuming tasks. This has been complicated because the content management system we use underwent some significant changes between the old version and the one we are now using. In particular, we are having to completely rebuild the way the information on the site is filtered and presented. That takes time and we will be adding these new sections back onto the site over the next few days and weeks.</p> <p>In the meantime the blogs and popular forum sections are the first parts of the new site to be active.</p> <p>Most of the original content is still on the site and can be accessed by using the search box. Direct links should also be working.</p> </div> Sat, 29 Jan 2022 11:31:52 +0000 olcadmin 9223 at https://oldlawnmowerclub.co.uk https://oldlawnmowerclub.co.uk/news/welcome-our-new-website#comments Site Upgrade https://oldlawnmowerclub.co.uk/news/site-upgrade <span>Site Upgrade</span> <span><span lang="" about="https://oldlawnmowerclub.co.uk/users/olcadmin" typeof="schema:Person" property="schema:name" datatype="" xml:lang="">olcadmin</span></span> <span>Wed, 19/01/2022</span> <section id="node-comment"></section><div class="field field--name-body field--type-text-with-summary field--label-hidden field-item"><p>Our site needs an upgrade to the underlying software so we will be going offline on Friday 21 January for a few days to complete the process.</p> <p>During this time visitors will see a "Site Maintenance" message displayed.</p> <p>All being well we will be back online sometime during the following week.</p> </div> Wed, 19 Jan 2022 09:15:09 +0000 olcadmin 9219 at https://oldlawnmowerclub.co.uk https://oldlawnmowerclub.co.uk/news/site-upgrade#comments Annual Rally Atco Raffle https://oldlawnmowerclub.co.uk/news/annual-rally-atco-raffle <span>Annual Rally Atco Raffle</span> <span><span lang="" about="https://oldlawnmowerclub.co.uk/users/olcadmin" typeof="schema:Person" property="schema:name" datatype="" xml:lang="">olcadmin</span></span> <span>Sat, 18/09/2021</span> <section id="node-comment"></section><div class="field field--name-body field--type-text-with-summary field--label-hidden field-item"><p>Members of the club will have a chance to win an Atco motor mower at this year's annual rally as part of our celebrations of this famous company's centenary. Long-standing club member Geoff Christopher has generously donated a 16" Atco "Standard" Motor Mower from the 1920s and a 14" model from 1962 that will be the prizes of a raffle on the Sunday of our event. Both mowers are complete with their grass boxes and in original, unrestored, condition so would make an excellent addition to anyone's collection. It's a great chance for everyone coming to our event to win a piece of mowing history that, in one case, is almost 100 years old. Click on the images below to see larger versions.</p> <p><a href="https://oldlawnmowerclub.co.uk/sites/default/files/memberuploads/user1/Atco-Geoff-Christopher-AR21-02.JPG"><img alt="" src="https://oldlawnmowerclub.co.uk/sites/default/files/memberuploads/user1/Atco-Geoff-Christopher-AR21-02-200pix.JPG" style="width: 200px; height: 150px;" /></a> <a href="https://oldlawnmowerclub.co.uk/sites/default/files/memberuploads/user1/Atco-Geoff-Christopher-AR21-01.JPG"><img alt="" src="https://oldlawnmowerclub.co.uk/sites/default/files/memberuploads/user1/Atco-Geoff-Christopher-AR21-01-200pix.JPG" style="width: 200px; height: 150px;" /></a> <a href="https://oldlawnmowerclub.co.uk/sites/default/files/memberuploads/user1/Atco-Geoff-Christopher-AR21-04.JPG"><img alt="" src="https://oldlawnmowerclub.co.uk/sites/default/files/memberuploads/user1/Atco-Geoff-Christopher-AR21-04-200pix.JPG" style="width: 200px; height: 150px;" /></a> <a href="https://oldlawnmowerclub.co.uk/sites/default/files/memberuploads/user1/Atco-Geoff-Christopher-AR21-03.JPG"><img alt="" src="https://oldlawnmowerclub.co.uk/sites/default/files/memberuploads/user1/Atco-Geoff-Christopher-AR21-03-200pix.JPG" style="width: 200px; height: 150px;" /></a></p> <p>Tickets for the raffle are only available at the event - at Milton Keynes Museum on 2/3October - and will be priced at £1 each. The draw will be held on the Sunday afternoon. All proceeds are being donated to our hosts at the museum to support the excellent work they do in promoting the history of the local community.</p> <p>We normally hold an an auction during our weekend and it is always a popular part of the event. However, for a variety of reasons, we are not holding the auction this year. Instead, we are encouraging all members to bring any items they want to sell for the bring-and-buy section. This is a great way to pass on some surplus mowers and associated items and is also a popular part of our weekend.</p> </div> Sat, 18 Sep 2021 08:52:12 +0000 olcadmin 9103 at https://oldlawnmowerclub.co.uk https://oldlawnmowerclub.co.uk/news/annual-rally-atco-raffle#comments Annual Rally 2021: It's On! In October! https://oldlawnmowerclub.co.uk/news/annual-rally-2021-its-october <span>Annual Rally 2021: It's On! In October!</span> <span><span lang="" about="https://oldlawnmowerclub.co.uk/users/olcadmin" typeof="schema:Person" property="schema:name" datatype="" xml:lang="">olcadmin</span></span> <span>Thu, 12/08/2021</span> <section id="node-comment"></section><div class="field field--name-body field--type-text-with-summary field--label-hidden field-item"><p>With many restrictions surrounding Covid-19 being lifted we have decided to hold an Annual Rally and AGM at Milton Keynes Museum on the weekend of 2/3 October.</p> <p>It has been two and half years since our last annual rally and we really wanted to do something this year, as long as the situation allowed. </p> <p>The safety and wellbeing of our members, their friends and families, and the staff and visitors at the museum will be the priority. The event will abide by whatever precautions or restrictions are in place at the time.</p> <p>At the moment there is no reason why the event should not go ahead. However, as we know from the past 18 months, things can change very quickly. We will monitor the situation in the weeks leading up to the event  and make decisions accordingly. We will also be guided by advice from our hosts at the museum.</p> <p><img alt="" src="https://oldlawnmowerclub.co.uk/sites/default/files/centenary2021.jpg" style="width: 100%;" /></p> <p>This year is the centenary of Atco and JP, two of the best known and successful manufacturers of the 20th century. Many of our members have examples of these manufacturers' machines in their collections and we will be featuring them over the weekend as our main rally themes.</p> <p>Look out for more updates in the coming weeks.</p> </div> Thu, 12 Aug 2021 20:31:28 +0000 olcadmin 8993 at https://oldlawnmowerclub.co.uk https://oldlawnmowerclub.co.uk/news/annual-rally-2021-its-october#comments Creating Perfect Pitches https://oldlawnmowerclub.co.uk/news/creating-perfect-pitches <span>Creating Perfect Pitches</span> <span><span lang="" about="https://oldlawnmowerclub.co.uk/users/olcadmin" typeof="schema:Person" property="schema:name" datatype="" xml:lang="">olcadmin</span></span> <span>Tue, 15/06/2021</span> <section id="node-comment"></section><div class="field field--name-body field--type-text-with-summary field--label-hidden field-item"><p>Great article in <a href="https://www.theguardian.com/football/2021/jun/15/silicon-valley-of-turf-uk-perfect-football-pitch">The Guardian</a> explaining how professional sports - especially football - prepare their immaculate grounds and how this has changed in recent years. Mowers are part of the process of course.</p> <p><img alt="" src="https://i.guim.co.uk/img/media/0f34ad17ccc10e6259751e004539860d5b09765a/0_1948_3840_2304/master/3840.jpg" /><img alt="" src="https://i.guim.co.uk/img/media/0f34ad17ccc10e6259751e004539860d5b09765a/0_1948_3840_2304/master/3840.jpg?width=1300&quality=85&auto=format&fit=max&s=584c0a82c59c197fc6d791c2b0158885" style="width: 100%;" /></p> </div> Tue, 15 Jun 2021 07:00:48 +0000 olcadmin 8901 at https://oldlawnmowerclub.co.uk https://oldlawnmowerclub.co.uk/news/creating-perfect-pitches#comments BBC Gardeners World - Second Episode https://oldlawnmowerclub.co.uk/news/bbc-gardeners-world-second-episode <span>BBC Gardeners World - Second Episode</span> <span><span lang="" about="https://oldlawnmowerclub.co.uk/users/olcadmin" typeof="schema:Person" property="schema:name" datatype="" xml:lang="">olcadmin</span></span> <span>Wed, 05/05/2021</span> <section id="node-comment"></section><div class="field field--name-body field--type-text-with-summary field--label-hidden field-item"><p>The second, and final, instalment of BBC <a href="https://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b006mw1h">Gardeners' World</a> look at the history of the lawn and lawnmower is scheduled for this Friday at 9pm. More mowers will be featured from the collection assembled by club member Clive Gravett at the <a href="https://www.southdownsheritagecentre.co.uk/museum">Museum of Gardening</a> at the South Downs Heritage Centre.</p> <p><img alt="" src="https://oldlawnmowerclub.co.uk/sites/default/files/memberuploads/user1/olcbbcgw2.png" style="width: 100%;" /></p> <p>If you are in the UK and miss the show, it will be available on the <a href="https://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/m000tzm5">BBC iPlayer</a> after the initial transmission for up to 12 months. The <a href="https://www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer/episode/m000tzm5/gardeners-world-2021-episode-4">initial instalment</a> that was broadcast in April is also available.</p> </div> Wed, 05 May 2021 10:09:15 +0000 olcadmin 8734 at https://oldlawnmowerclub.co.uk https://oldlawnmowerclub.co.uk/news/bbc-gardeners-world-second-episode#comments Annual "Virtual" Rally 2021 https://oldlawnmowerclub.co.uk/news/annual-virtual-rally-2021 <span>Annual "Virtual" Rally 2021</span> <span><span lang="" about="https://oldlawnmowerclub.co.uk/users/olcadmin" typeof="schema:Person" property="schema:name" datatype="" xml:lang="">olcadmin</span></span> <span>Sat, 10/04/2021</span> <section id="node-comment"></section><div class="field field--name-body field--type-text-with-summary field--label-hidden field-item"><p>Sadly, because of the ongoing COVID-19 restrictions, we have had to cancel our Annual Rally which was scheduled for the third weekend in May. Despite some restrictions being lifted, the weekend for our event was before the proposed opening date for museums and similar venues. We are hoping to arrange an alternative event at Milton Keynes Museum later in the year, subject to regulations allowing such events to take place. </p> <p>In the meantime we are repeating our "Virtual Annual Rally" which was so successful last year. The allows members of The Old Lawnmower Club to display some of the exhibits they would have brought to our get-together in May.</p> <p>We hope this collection will give a good idea of the variety of old mowers our members collect and the effort they all put into preserving and displaying them. Click on one of the images to find out more or visit the <a href="https://www.oldlawnmowerclub.co.uk/club/events/annual-rally-2021">Virtual Annual Rally</a> page.</p> <p><strong><drupal-filter-placeholder callback="\Drupal\insert_view\Plugin\Filter\InsertView::build" arguments="0=rally_entries&1=exhibits2021&2=" token="Hw2hOE3R4fAPPq7sP3giJOkBaaajwrBmKAzBkhgUpXE"></drupal-filter-placeholder></strong></p> </div> Sat, 10 Apr 2021 10:45:31 +0000 olcadmin 8652 at https://oldlawnmowerclub.co.uk https://oldlawnmowerclub.co.uk/news/annual-virtual-rally-2021#comments