In order to pump water, saw wood, bale hay, or shear sheep you often had to manoeuvre a heavy engine into place, to create the power – which entailed belting up, manually starting it and overseeing the machine while it was running. Household lighting was generated the same way with an engine in the shed close by.
Members of YVMPS call Mont De Lancey home and it’s here they house their prized antiques - old machinery and vintage engines - in their shed. As part of your guided tour, we'll open up the shed so you can see the engines owned by members of the preservation society, and the club itself. The engines will be dormant during your guided tour, so if you want to see them running, contact the society before your visit and arrange for a volunteer to be there to meet you.