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CDTEC is keen to move with the times and  is pleased to announce that we are now active on Facebook – check out “Down Tractor Drivers” and join in the banter.

Click Picture above to view some pictures of members and events from years ago.

Queens Award for Voluntary Service



The County Down Traction Engine Club is pleased to announce that we have been awarded the 2018 Queens Award For Voluntary Service.


This award, which is the equivalent of an MBE, is for groups rather than individuals and represents a tremendous achievement and I am honoured and delighted that our voluntary work in preserving our agricultural and cultural heritage within the community has been recognised in this way. It is the first time a Vintage Club has received this award.


I am especially pleased for all the club members who have contributed so much of their time and efforts over many years and for the local community and sponsors who have supported us so loyally along the way.


Click on the picture below for pictures of the Award Ceremony held at the Orange Tree, Greyabbey on 16th July 2018.



Trevor McBurney




Copelands is Belfast City Mission’s flagship project, providing market leading care for N. IrelandIts aim is to provide the best possible care to frail older people, including those living with dementia. Due to open early 2020, Copelands will comprise of six households, each with 10 residents. Each household will have its own front door, kitchen and living area as well as access to a communal outdoor area, so that it will evoke memories of ‘home’ for someone who is starting to suffer from the stress of memory loss and diminished cognitive ability.  

CDTEC has been supporting Copelands for some time and a number of members attended the announcement that the foundation stone has been laid.





Change of Chairman


The Chairmanship of CDTEC has passed from Trevor McBurney to James Connolly.


CDTEC would like to thank Trevor for his work and dedication over the past six years. Trevor has been tireless in ensuring the club remains a success.


Thank you Trevor from all the members.



Working Vintage Festival 9th and 10th August 2019


It is with regret that this year’s Festival on Friday 9th August and Saturday 10th August has had to be cancelled due to the prevailing ground conditions across the site.


The recent rains have rendered the site unsuitable for holding the show, not taking account the forecast for heavy rain over the next few days.


CDTEC would wish to thank everyone for their support and share in your disappointment that the show has had to be cancelled.