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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 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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EAST Group AGM, 2nd June 2018


The EAST Group invite all L&BR Trust Members to our EAST Group AGM on Saturday, 2nd June 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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Chas Summers has sent us a few photos showing progress at Fridaywood Farm

1. Woody Bay regular Jim Pounds visited us last week.

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Latest on Carriage No.5


This short report from Charles Summers

The underframe is under construction at the FR due for delivery in June.

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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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