Edendale Vintage Machinery Club was formed by a group of like-minded enthusiasts in 1986 initially to run a get-together of old machinery. This was the forerunner of an organisation which has now grown to include a display shed containing the club’s and many member’s tractors and machinery on display for public viewing as well as a meeting room. The club has regular monthly meetings as well as outings involving club members.
Regular club activities involving vintage machinery include ploughing matches and oat binding / chaff cutting.
The feature event is the Annual Crank Up weekend which is held at the end of January every year. This event is nationally recognised.
In the beginning…
It all started in October 1985 when David Clark, Russell Agnew, Bruce Campbell & John Chisholm got together for a yarn. They started discussing the idea of forming a vintage machinery club in the Edendale area & if there would be enough interest. The Wyndham Show seemed the ideal place to gauge interest so they put together a small display of tractors & an advertising board promoting their idea.
This display proved very successful & on the 13th March 1986 at 8pm the inaugural meeting was held at the Edendale Sunday School Hall. 33 people attended the meeting & it was decided to form a club, the “Edendale Vintage Machinery Club”.
Office bearers were: President Bruce Campbell, Vice President Russell Agnew, Secretary Alex Henderson, and Treasurer John Chisholm. Committee: Jack Robinson, David Clark, Malcolm Shaw, Brian Ludke, Ivan Scobie & Ian McKay.
Meetings to be held on the 3rd Thursday of each month.