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CDTEC is keen to move with the times and  is pleased to announce that we are now active on Facebook – check out “Down Tractor Drivers” and join in the banter.

Click Picture above to view some pictures of members and events from years ago.



A big thank you to all who braved the wet conditions and came to support our Easter road run in Donaghadee.


We had over 60 entries and the money raised was presented to Leukaemia and  Lymphoma Research at our April Meeting. Special thanks also to the club members and their families who put in the effort to make it happen, those who provided premises, allowed access to Portavoe Estate, donated food, provided ballot prizes and made other donations.


Once again the community came together to support a worthy cause and we value that support immensely.


Thanks again.

Trevor McBurney

Chairman, CDTEC 

















Working Vintage Festival 2018


The 2018 Working Vintage Festival will be held on 10th and 11th August and will have all the usual activities.


On the Friday night, 10th August, there will be the usual road run and BBQ with some 200 tractors and music and entertainment.


On Saturday 11th there will a large display of vintage tractors, cars, lorries, steam engines, stationary engines, etc in addition to music and entertainment.


This year we will have no less than four special features - a Nuffield display celebrating 70 years since the first Nuffield was produced in 1948, a Leyland Synchro display marking 40 years since the first Synchro was produced in 1978, a display of rare and interesting Massey Harris tractors and Massey Ferguson at 60. In the working field we will have the usual crop of oats to harvest with binders and combines and the ever popular "pick your own" potatoes will also be dug on the day. We will also have the usual threshing, baling, ploughing and cultivating.


The whole event is an excellent community and family day out for children and adults alike and there will be many trade stalls, amusements and food outlets for all to enjoy.

So for a good day out where you can experience our agricultural heritage in action and sample the community's cultural heritage in the music and dancing provided on stage, come along to Rosemount Estate, Greyabbey in the Ards Peninsula on the evening of Friday 10th and from 10.00 am on Saturday 11th August and see for yourself.


Trevor McBurney


Queens Award for Voluntary Service



The County Down Traction Engine Club is pleased to announce that we have been awarded the 2018 Queens Award For Voluntary Service.


This award, which is the equivalent of an MBE, is for groups rather than individuals and represents a tremendous achievement and I am honoured and delighted that our voluntary work in preserving our agricultural and cultural heritage within the community has been recognised in this way.


I am especially pleased for all the club members who have contributed so much of their time and efforts over many years and for the local community and sponsors who have supported us so loyally along the way.


Trevor McBurney