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Created 4-Jun-23
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Tinkers Park, is the home of the Claude Jessett Collection in the heart of the Sussex Wealden countryside, England, next to the historic village of Hadlow Down.

Claude bought his first steam engine ‘The Tinker’ in 1942 and he used it on his farm at Tinkers Park.
By the 1950’s Claude and his wife Joyce had become interested in the embryonic steam rally scene and, by the early 60’s, their collection of steam engines had grown and they were branching out into collecting fairground organs, farming equipment and narrow gauge railways.

The first of the famous annual Tinkers Park steam engine rallies was held in 1966 in aid of Cancer Research and, in the ensuing years, it has raised over £150,000 for that charity.

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