The Anglesey Vintage Equipment Society is run by volunteers and is an entirely self-funded charity. Established in the mid 1970s, the aims of the Society are to promote the preservation of old machinery and artefacts and, where possible, keep them in their native area. The Society own a 1953 Leyland Tiger Cub, the last bus built at Beaumaris by Saunders Roe (SARO) , an 1889 Aveling & Porter R10 Roller that spent its life building and maintaining the island's roads, a Threshing Box that worked in Caernarfonshire and a recently acquired 1948 Jones Bailer.
For more information on our club, visit at www.charity-commission.gov.uk
and enter in charity search number 511266
Over the past few years, the Society has raised funds to assist local charities and organisations including:
St John Ambulance Holyhead Division
Seindorf Beaumaris Band
Cantorion Llan Ladies' Choir.
Ambiwlans Awyr Cymru ~ Wales Air Ambulance
Thomas Close Children's Play Area Association, Beaumaris
Anglesey Vintage Ploughing Society
Anglesey Riding for the Disabled
If you have an interest in old machines and artefacts like those exhibited at our annual rally, you might like to attend our monthly meetings on the first Wednesday of every month at 8pm (except August)
Our annual Vintage Rally now renamed ' Anglesey Festival of Transport & Machinery, in its 35th year, will now take place on the third weekend in May at our new venue of the Anglesey Showground, Gwalchmai and is attended by both those local to Anglesey and North Wales and many more from much further afield.
We also enjoy our annual summer bar-b-que in June at Dolwen, the annual outing in July and the Christmas Dinner in December.
The Society is also present at the Anglesey Show at Mona Showground which takes place in August and is represented at other similar events in the North West, including other Vintage shows, Historic Road Runs, Treshing events etc.
We are also in the throws of a major restoration of our Steam Roller which now nears completion.
Our purpose-built shed at Dolwen, Star now houses our bus, roller and other pieces of vintage agricultural equipment owned and being restored by the club.
1889 Aveling & Porter R10 Road Roller, Llangefni, Isle of Anglesey County Council
Now owned by Anglesey Vintage Equipment Society.
AVES Leyland Tiger Cub FCK 844 Circa 1960 at that time operated by Ribble in the Lake District en route for Ulverston
Charity No: 1159003
Company No: 92553156
Visit our Membership page for more information about joining AVES.
Or interested in our main annual event Anglesey Vintage Rally visit our Vintage Rally page.
Our new Chairman is Alan Wilkes.
Alan has prior experience as a Chairperson on a much larger scale, has the interest of members at heart and wishes to boost membership of the society, involve members more in social events and regular working days at the home of AVES Dolwen, Star!
Alan is friendly and approachable so why not come along and possibly just have a cup of tea and a chat?
We also welcome our other new officials Ann Wilkes (Assistant Treasurer), Lloyd Pritchard (Secretary), Arfon Owen (Trustee/Diretor), Elwyn Griffiths (Trustee/Director).
Best of luck to you all!
Social evenings first Wednesday of every month Dolwen, Star.