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March 14, 2017 / Apley Estate - Hamiltons

Bridgnorth Vintage Machinery Club at Apley Farm Shop on Sunday 2 April

There will be quite a sight at Apley Farm Shop on Sunday 2 April when 75-100 members of the Bridgnorth Vintage Machinery Club begin their 19th annual tractor run. This makes a great day out for all the family, especially with anyone keen on tractors & engines ! Read on for all the details:

The Bridgnorth Vintage Machinery Club is expecting between 75 & 100 vintage tractors to take part in their 19th annual tractor run on Sunday 2 April 2017, starting at Apley Farm Shop. The tractor run is only open to tractors, but the club does hold events that cover many different vintage forms of transport.

The club was formed in 1986, to represent a broad spectrum of vintage machinery including agricultural machinery, motorcars, motorcycles, static engines, steam engines & more. Their members have a wide range of vehicles from full size steam engines, tractors, lorries, cars, motorcycles, stationary engines & lots of unusual collections from the past.

With over 100 members from all over the West Midlands & Shropshire, they hold social meetings every month & also organise various shows throughout the year. The Trimpley Vintage Rally is their biggest which this year will be held on Sunday 6th August, preceded by an auction of anything vintage on Saturday 5th August. The club enjoys a close working relationship with Bridgnorth Town Council & local land owners which they hope to continue with increasing success year on year.

Their members enjoy displaying to others what they have carefully restored, whilst fundraising for many local charitable organisations. The biggest charity they support is the West Midlands Air Ambulance to whom they’ve donated over £75,000 to date.

For those who may like to see the tractors on Sunday 2 April, the route is:

Leaving Apley Farm Shop at 10am, the tractor run will head to Higford, Beckbury, Ryton, Sutton Maddock & Norton. In Norton, they’ll head down Cheswardine Lane (by the Hundred House), through the Apley Estate private roads (no public access) exiting onto the A442 near the turn to Bromley. They’ll head up the hill through Bromley & along the road to Stanmore, over the River Severn via the Bridgnorth bypass, along the Ludlow Road & arriving in Bridgnorth’s High Street around 12.30pm.  The tractors will be parked & displayed in the High Street until 2.30pm when they will leave via Whitburn Street, through Low Town & then back along the A442 to Apley Farm Shop, arriving their approx. 3:30pm.

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  1. DAVID SPRUCE / Apr 8 2017 7:22 pm

    On behalf of Bridgnorth Vintage Machinery Club a big Thank You for letting us start and finish at Apley Farm Shop. We raised £1671 on the day for the Midlands Air Ambulance and can we please do it again on 18th March 2018

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