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Ploughing Demonstration - Delamont
CDTEC is holding a ploughing and cultivating demonstration at Delamont Country Park on Saturday 3rd October from 10 am to 4 pm. Tractors from the 1930s to the 1970s will be in action. It is also anticipated that there will be a team of horses ploughing taking part. The demonstration will be held in the large field facing the shore to the south of the Strangford Stone.

Obituary - John Crosslé

It is with great sadness that CDTEC have to announce the death of
John Crosslé our Vice President and one of the founder members of the club. John, a true gent, passed away on 30th August 2014 after a long illness.

John was a brilliant engineer who enjoyed much success in building racing cars, but he also had a passion for tractors. He will be missed not only by his family but also by the members of the CDTEC. 


CDTEC Working Vintage Festival - August 14
Message from the Chairman

Could I take this opportunity to thank all of you who supported our Working Vintage Festival on 8th and 9th August – our team worked very hard in the days before the event so we appreciate your support - but we are also fully aware that, at the end of the day, it is you, the public, who make the show what it is.

The Friday night road run proved as popular as ever and matched last year’s figure of 235 vehicles leaving the field  - interestingly a count along the road revealed a higher figure than that so we may have had a few “tagging on” which is something we discourage as the event was supporting Alzheimer’s Disease. The barbeque and entertainment was also well attended and a good night was had by all who attended.

On Saturday we were very fortunate to get one of the few good days and there was lots of activity in both the Rally and Working fields. We had excellent shows of steam engines, cars, bikes, military vehicles, tractors, lorries, stationary engines, models and the stalls and trade stand were kept busy. In the working field we had oats being harvested by binder and combine, straw being baled, horses and tractors ploughing and of course the pick your own potatoes which as always were in great demand.  
If you attended the event I hope you enjoyed it, if you weren’t there then there is always next year, If you want to get involved then feel free to come to one of our monthly meetings and find out more – you might even get a cup of tea. We are always keen to welcome new members.

So, from the whole CDTEC team, many thanks for your support and hope to see you next year when we will have access to an even larger working area.

Trevor McBurney - Chairman, CDTEC

2 Spetember 2014
Info re Knockbridge Vintage Rally and Fun Day added to Local Tractor Runs
5 August 2014
Info re Working Vintage Festival and Tractor Road Runs updated
29 March 2014
Ploughing Match details added and Tractor Run page updated.

20 January 2014
First tractor run added to the Tractor Run page.
1 Sept 2013
Pictures and You Tube Links for the working Vintage Festival have been added to the Festival Pictures page.
31 July 2013
Details of the route of the road run have been added.
29 July 2013
Photos taken by David Bunting of the Ferguson Tractor Heritage Day at Cultra on 29 June 2013 have been added to the Picture Galleries page.
2 April 2013
Photos have been added to the Picture Galleries page of the Club Outing in March 2013.
29 March 2013
Events Page and Club Office Bearers updated.
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