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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

L&BR East Group AGM 25th May


L&BR East Group AGM

To be held at Eight Ash Green Village Hall Commencing at 13:00 - all L&BR Trust Members will be welcome. refreshments will be available.

Nominations are requested for the post of Chairman, Deputy Chairman, Secretary, Treasurer and 5 Committee Members.

Nomination forms are available from Steve Arthurs

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Carriage No.5 latest news


March 2019 - A brief photographic report from Charles Summers

1. Our own barrow crossing, "safety first!"

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EAST Group's Volunteer Hours


The L&BR East Group had a busy year last year.

There are 16 active volunteers at Fridaywood Farm, and one full time paid Carpenter. Our current projects are reconstruction of Carriage No.5 and the refurbishment of Van No.23.

Carriage No.5 is nearing completion and the underframe is now in place and awaits the fitting of the roof, doors and windows.

Van 23 is being assessed as to what can be recovered and re-used. We are designing a new steel underframe to enable it to run on L&BR metals sometime next year.

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EAST Group Christmas Dinner!


Dave Ely has sent us these photos taken at the EAST Group Christmas Dinner at The Blue Strawberry, Hatfield Peveral in Essex last Saturday 15th December.

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A Christmas Present from the EAST


Tony Ely and Dave Gandell from the E.A.S.T. Group have sent us these few pictures.

This first set is from Tony Ely.

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EAST Progress November 2018 a brief report


This short report from Charles Summers:

1. Steve Arthurs commences work on Van No. 23.

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The L&BR East Group (the carriage builders) invite local members to their 2018 Christmas Lunch.

This year this will be on 15th December at 13:00 at The Blue Strawberry, The Street, Hatfield Peverel, Essex. CM3 2DW.

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EAST Group 20th September - Carriage No.5 latest


Latest set of photos from Tony Ely

These pictures show the assembly of the individual sections of Carriage No.5 onto the solebars. We now have a carriage in the making.

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Latest from Fridaywood Farm - September 2018


Tony Ely has sent us an update from Fridaywood Farm.

It has been a slow process as this carriage is another new type and as usual nothing to go on so it's learn as you go. All the units are together but we are still working on them before they are fitted to the sole bars ready for the underframe. We are about 60% finished - but there is still a lot of work to do.

Hope you enjoy the photos.

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Carriage Workshop Update


August 29th 2018: The latest report from Colchester

As you can see we are trying a "modular" construction method this time so that each section will already have its seats internal and external panelling installed prior to fitting onto the underframe.

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