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Trachmac "Lights on the Hill" 2019

Saturday the 15th of April was the 7th annual  Trachmac "Lights on the Hill" event at Brunswick 

The weather was warm, cloudy and thankfully no rain as it’s primarily an outdoor function.

The event was very well attended with about 4,500 people who came to enjoy the many displays and demonstrations that were provided throughout the day including Trachmac events and our own HTPSWA members display.

The Trachmac Association was well organised with approximately 170 tractors of all makes, sizes and ages and the oldest was a Titan 10/20 – 1910.

The day commemorated “The Year of the Chamberlain Tractor” built in the Welshpool Factory during the 1950’s and 60’s by the Chamberlain Brothers. There were about 60 Chamberlains on display, some fully restored and some waiting for their turn.

There were also about 20 Bulldozers of all sizes demonstrating their power and might through digging, ripping and pushing up soil before an enthusiastic crowd.

These machines came from as far away as Geraldton, Carnamah, Albany, Gnowangerup and Esperance. This was all made possible by the dedication and enthusiasm of the owners.

The Handtool Club members were supported by their partners and were set up in an old rustic shed. The crowd came through to look at, talk about and buy some old tools which they could remember from years gone by.

             Peter had a couple of tables of interesting old tools for sale.                                  Dave discusses the merits of one of the tools in his wide ranging display.

Nigel, Geoff, Peter, Bill and David had a great display and they filled ten long trestle tables with all sorts of diverse and interesting tools. Their display created a lot of interest until pack-up time which was at about 4.00 pm.

We then enjoyed some light refreshments and celebrated Nigel’s birthday with cake and candles provided by Diane. We had a great time reliving the day and listening to Country and Western music as the sun set over the horizon.

The younger generation of tractor enthusiasts kept their trusty machines working, ploughing and digging the soil well into the night, under the powerful light towers.

Trachmac officials asked me to pass on their thanks to our club for our participation and contribution toward a very successful day and they have invited us to join them again in 2020.

Thanks to Richard for this write up.