The Somerset branch of the National Vintage Tractor & Engine Club

This branch meets at the Redhill Social Club, Church Road, Redhill, BS40 5SG on the first Tuesday of each month at 8:00pm

Notice from the Chairman.


Dear Members,

2020 has been a long and testing time for us all and old and young have never experienced anything like it before.  From our last meeting back in February, it seems a life time ago since we last met up and as you can understand the lock down has not allowed us to hold any club events of any kind.  With 
the Redhill Club closed and we are unsure when it will be reopening to the public, we cannot plan for when we can hold club meetings again.


The NVTEC (North Somerset) programme for 2020 is on hold until we can have gatherings of more than 60/70 people in one place.  As your Chairman,  it is my duty to keep club members' well-being and safety in the fore front of my mind in these uncertain times.

The bad news is all ploughing matches that we would be likely to attend have been cancelled.  Last Friday, I received a letter from Mendip Ploughing Society to inform me that this year’s match will not take place.  This brings me to our club events and until the government allows us to gather more than 30 people (indoors) all club events are on hold for the remainder of this year.


As time draws closer to December the 27th and the Tractor Jumble Day, any decision to cancel HAS NOT YET BEEN MADE.  If we can gather more than 30 people outside and keep safe distance with the landlord's permission then there could be an outside chance this event could take place as planned.  The decision will have to be made at a later date.  So in the meantime, stay safe and well.  The committee and myself look forward to seeing you all back with us.  


Sincerely yours, Kevin Patch (Chairman of the North Somerset NVTEC)

Cancellation of Club Activities:  

Based on government advice, the committee have decided to cancel all events including club nights and committee meetings until further notice.
NVTEC COVID19 Support: To all of our members, if you need help of any sort, the Tractor Club can help, we are thinking of you. If you need help during this shut-down period, we are here. We can help in delivering prescriptions, shopping - or a phone call (From a member of the Club). If you need anything at all - please contact: Jill Robbins
If you are willing to help a member of the Club in your particular area, please can you also let Jill know. Note: committee member details in your club calendar.

Latest advice from the Health and Safety Officer at NVTEC central.  Click here for the full document.


The National Vintage Tractor and Engine Club (NVTEC) is a national organisation, with many thousands of members. Its purpose is to promote the preservation, use and enjoyment of vintage tractors and engines of all makes.

Where sufficient members live in reasonable proximity, they are able to form a "Group" of the main club. The North Somerset Group of NVTEC was set up in 1972 (see A bit of history for more detail) and after meeting at a number of different venues over the years has settled on Redhill Village Club as its regular haunt.

The purpose of the North Somerset Group is to provide a local forum for discussion and self-help, to organise shows, ploughing matches and road runs etc., to educate, inform and entertain and in the process, to raise money for local charities.

Membership runs at around the 175 mark, mostly fairly local, but with some attending from other parts of the South West and Wales

Our privacy notice:

This privacy policy sets out how the Somerset branch of the National Vintage Tractor & Engine Club  uses and protects any information that you give the above Club when you use this website.

The Somerset branch of the National Vintage Tractor & Engine Club is committed to ensuring that your privacy is protected.

Should we ask you to provide certain information by which you can be identified when using this website, then you can be assured that it will only be used in accordance with this privacy statement.


The Somerset branch of the National Vintage Tractor & Engine Club may change this policy from time to time by updating this page. You should therefore check this page from time to time to ensure that you are happy with any changes. This updated policy is effective from 24th May 2018

What we collect from you.  We may collect the following information:


•Your Name

•Tractor details

•Contact information including email


•Demographic information such as postcode

•Other information relevant to club activities

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•We require this information to understand your needs and provide you with a better service, and in particular for the following reasons:

•Internal record keeping.

•We may use the information to improve our member services.

•We may periodically send emails about events or other information which we think you may find interesting using the email

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