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EAST Group

The L&B's East Anglia Support Team (EAST) are busy restoring L&B heritage vehicles at Friday Wood Farm, Colchester. Given the geographic area and the number of members resident therein, it is hoped that through this page we can raise even more awareness of where we are, what we do, when we do it, etc, etc. as we do want to encourage even more volunteers at Friday Wood Farm. To read more about our work on the heritage vehicles CLICK HERE

EAST Group AGM, 3rd March, 2018.


The EAST Group invite all L&BR TRust Members to our EAST Group AGM on 3rd of March 2018 at Abberton & Langenhoe Village Hall, 15, Sawkins Close, Langenhoe, Colchester CO5 7LU. CLICK HERE for more details.

Doors open at 1.30pm and food will be available from 2.00pm (a donation would be much appreciated) with the meeting commencing at 3.00pm.

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EAST Group News


Assembly of Carriage No.5 commences at Fridaywood Farm.

Now that the assembly stallages have been set-out, the commencement of the assembly of Carriage No.5 can begin

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EAST Group: January Report


The “Painting Team” in the "paint shop" for the paint bash. By the end of the day 110 boards had been painted.

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July Update from the East Group - UPDATED!


EAST Group Chairman Tony Ely recently sent us this report

We have moved into Unit 11 at Friday Wood Farm, Colchester and the old unit at Great Yeldham is in the last stages of being handed back to the landlord. All that needs to be done is a good tidy up and fill the skip and hand the key back and then Great Yeldham will no longer be the East Group's base.Will everyone please note - do not go to Great Yeldham as it will soon be a construction site!

Progress at the new base is as follows:

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All materials and carriage parts should be moved by end of this month.


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The final days of Great Yeldham Carriage Works Part 2


Pete and Julia Snashall have sent over these photos of last weekends move from Great Yeldham to Fridaywood Farm in Colchester - a 45 minutes drive away!

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The final days of Great Yeldham Carriage Works Part 1


Dave Gandell has sent us these photos of the "big move" out of Great Yeldham.

On the Tuesday's team were Malcolm Adnett, Steve Arthurs ,Mlke Dee, Dave & Tony Ely, Dave Gandell, John Myhill, Derrick Plyer & Richard Wadeson.

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The sad end of Great Yeldham Carriage Works



As our lease at Great Yeldham comes to an end, we are dismantling everything ready to transport it all to our new workshop near Colchester.

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March update EAST Group


Latest from Great Yeldham

Although anticipated for the past three years - it is now official - we have been given notice to quit the workshop site at Great Yeldham in the next 6 weeks. Consequently we have to cancel this years open-day.

We are looking at various options but before we do anything, do any of our members in Essex know of any suitable workshop - barn etc that we could use in the area of north Essex - preferably on or near a bus route.?

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EAST Christmas Lunch


The EAST Group took an extended lunch break for their Christmas Lunch at Mel's  Munch Cafe - a few hundred yards from the workshop.

1. A very enjoyable meal was had by all with two thirds of the team able to attend the lunch.

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