SVTEC presentation 2019SVTEC presentation to Woodchester Mansion

On 28 January 2019, Stroud Vintage Traction and Engine Club (SVTEC) held their annual charity presentation evening at Stonehouse Court Hotel.

For the third successive year, Woodchester Mansion Trust was recipient of an award. We express our sincere thanks to SVTEC for their generous donation and continuing support of the Mansion.

The Stroud Vintage Transport and Engine Club was formed over 40 years by a group of enthusiasts who work to preserve vehicles SVTEC poster 2019and engines in working order and to exhibit them both to other enthusiasts and to members of the public. Over the years their shows have grown significantly and the Gloucestershire Vintage and Country Extravaganza is now the biggest steam and vintage show run entirely by volunteers. 

Starting in a small way in 1975 on the playing fields at Stonehouse with three full size steam engines, the show now boasts over 70 full sized steam engines every year at its present home at South Cerney airfield, courtesy of Duke of Gloucester Barracks.
The Club is run by a small number of volunteers but they are a significant charity fund-raiser, making donations to local and national charities. In 2019 they will be staging the 45th Gloucestershire Vintage and Country Extravaganza on 2 - 4 August. To find details both about the Club and the Extravaganza please visit their website – – or find them on Facebook – and support the Extravaganza on the first weekend in August.

The picture shows (left to right) Martyn Slater (SVTEC Chairman); Roger Townsend; Ray Canham and John Keedwell (SVTEC Vice-Chairman and Rally Manager)