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AGM/AMW 2019

THE FERGUSON CLUB AGM 2019

Date: 5 – 7 April 2019…..Location: Best Western Plus Swan Hotel, Sadler Street, Wells, Somerset, BA5 2RX…..

Telephone: 01749 836306; Website: www.swanhotelwells.co.uk  Contact: Avena Shirley, Revenue Manager.

Price: Dinner, bed and breakfast per person per night £60 – this includes the cost for buffet meal on Friday night and Annual Club Dinner on Saturday night. Sunday night stays are also charged at £60 for dinner, bed and breakfast. There is a £15 supplement per night for single occupancy.

Guests should contact the hotel directly to make their individual reservation from the allocation of 40 rooms being held, quoting the date and UK Ferguson Club.

Guests will be asked for a deposit of £50 per person at this booking stage. Deposits will be returned if there is a need to cancel up to a month prior to arrival. Four ground floor easy access rooms have been reserved as part of the allocation.

Newark Show

The Newark Vintage Tractor Show

Success again for the Lincolnshire area of the Ferguson Club winning best group stand at the show. Thanks go to Malcolm Robinson for nominating us for this award.
Thank you to all club members and wives for help setting up on Friday manning the stand all weekend and taking down Sunday night, to the chairman, vice chairman and all area reps far and wide for their help and support on the stand. Special thanks to Peter Aston for bringing displays and manning the merchandise stall and signing up new members. To Judy for her floral displays of pots and buckets which enhance the look of the stand and play a functional role, also her wonderful Armistice Sunday Centenary Display. To David for serving tea/coffee and the generosity of the visitors resulting in £178 in the pot for John and Judy to present to Macmillan Cancer Care. Thank you to members who brought tractors and implements to display on the stand, it was a bonus when we finished up with a winner on the stand Chris Turner from South Yorkshire with his 1955 TEF 20.
John, Nigel and myself spent most of Saturday judging which is a hard day due to the standard of restorations but one we all enjoy. This year we had the best entry of Ferguson implements ever both on and off the stand the winner being the original mk1 three ton tipping trailer owned by Colin Taylor, commiserations to all you runners up.
Overall it was a good show and a great weekend for the club and the visitors.
Regards John Sharpe.

Carrington Rally 2019

Carrington Rally 2019

To celebrate 60 yrs of the rally the theme will be made and supplied in Lincolnshire.
The Ferguson Club is looking for members with implements or memorabilia with a Lincolnshire connection to display on the stand. We also require nine tractors to cover all four registration areas of the County.
-DO and -JL  Holland.
-CT and -TL.  Kesteven.
-BE  -FU and -FW. Lindsey.
-FE and -VL  Lincoln.
Any members with Ferguson or MF tractors with these registrations please contact any of the following if you can help.

David Chapman. 07966402141
Nigel Harness. 07702322088
John Sharpe. 07971286030

East Anglian branch of Ferguson Club Ploughing Match

The East Anglian branch of the Ferguson Club held their 16th annual ploughing match on 7th October 2018.The match was held by kind permission of the Turner family of Ampton Hall Estates.
Ploughing conditions were challenging because of the dry weather prior to the day .The ground was very hard and some drivers found it difficult to make a satisfactory job of their 75 x 13 metre plot.
43 vintage and classic tractors took part of which 17 were grey Fergusons. Each driver received a plaque Lindy sponsored by Silver Fox tractor spares ltd.
Ferguson Champion was David Allen
Lady Champion.    Colleen Pearce
Novice ploughman  Peter Wilson
Classic Mounted  Martin Wilkinson
Vintage Mounted .Paul Sadler
Best restored Ferguson. Peter Rudling.
A donation was send to Papworth Hospital.The event was organised by Henry Castle & Don Sapsford of the Ferguson Club.              Photos by Angela Lord

Chance of a Lifetime

1950 Feature Film – “Chance of a Lifetime”

We came across the above film recently and was surprised to see it featuring an early Ferguson TE20 tractor.Starring: Basil Radford, Kenneth Moore, Niall MacGinnis, Bernard Miles, Hattie Jacques.
Great Britain At It’s Best, Innovative Engineering and Manufacturing.
The workers in a small plough factory take over the firm, but when a large order falls through, the old management come back to help out. At the time it was very Political and even Harold Wilson’s Cabinet had to intervene as to whether to release it to the Public.

Stolen Tractor

Ferguson TED20  – Stolen Tractor

If anyone has any news on being able to locate this tractor – it was recently stolen:

Name;  Michel Warner….Tractor;  Ferguson TED

Serial Number  TED220433…..Registration number  GYL 191C

Colour Green……..Stolen on 9th July 2018 from Thruxton Down, Andover, Hants

Please contact Michel on ……01264772448

Mid Suffolk Tractor Road Run,

Mid Suffolk Tractor Road Run,

60 tractors took part in the annual event on one of the hottest days of the year. The route of about 18 miles went through local Suffolk villages and some very bumpy farm tracks. After about 10 miles a pit stop was organised and a very welcome bottle of water was handed out.
The road run has become part of a Vintage and Classic Vehicle Display.Various trade stands attended together with stationary engines,vintage tractors and classic cars. A small static display of MF 35s celebrating 60 years of Massey Ferguson.
The whole event was organised by local Rotary clubs and by Ferguson club member Don Sapsford. An estimated total of £2500 was raised in aid of St Elisabeth Hospice Ipswich and St Nicholas Hospice ,Bury St Edmunds.

 

Deeping Carnival

Deeping Carnival

Pictures showing Market Deeping Carnival MF 35X Vineyard and TEC20 Narrow. Tractors owned by Douglas Baker. They are painted pink in memory of Douglas’s daughter Lucy, who passed away from cancer. Douglas raises awareness and money for Sue Ryder Hospice charity. Douglas can be contacted on phone no 07702496211, if you wish to add further support.

 

Stolen 35

Stolen 35, Can anyone Help

This tractor was stolen from the drive today. 15/06/2018
First registered on 1/8/1959;  Reg No: 803 GKO,  Chassis No: JDM153632,  
If anyone has any information please contact Roger or the local Police.
My mobile number is 07702004815. 
Many thanks for your help. 
 Roger.

 

Where is it now!

OBT 594 – Does anyone know where it is now?

” Can anyone help me find a TEF 20 tractor OBT 594 which was owned by my father, Mr. AH Laverack, Four Gates, Howden Road, Holme on Spalding Moor, York, until 1976 when it was sold to Paul Seward.

Please contact Malcolm Laverack on 07720 251920. Thank you.”

Vintage Tractor Road Run held at Manor Farm, Pinvin, Pershore

Vintage Tractor Road Run – Pinvin, Pershore

Vintage Tractor Road Run held at Manor Farm, Pinvin, Pershore on Sunday 10th June. Thirty three vintage tractors took part covering 31 miles around the Pershore area in glorious sunshine raising funds for Prostate Cancer UK. A total of £1020.00 was raised which was fantastic! Many thanks to everyone who took part and thank you to everyone who donated so generously, your support was most appreciated. Jonathan Parkes. (Area Rep, Herefordshire & Worcestershire.)

Carrington Rally

Carrington Rally…near Boston – Good news!

Three very proud Lincolnshire club members after receiving the cup and a bottle of prosecco for the best judged stand at this years Carrington rally near Boston. This years theme was Orchard and Vineyard tractors, Many thanks to club members that brought their tractors, we had a 1949 TE 20 Reekie Orchard. 1954 TE 20 Vineyard. 1956 TE 20 Vineyard. 1957 FE 35 Vineyard. 1960 MF 35 Vineyard. Also on the stand 1956 TED 20. 1963 MF 35X. 1965 MF 135. 1969 MF 165. 1977 MF 565. Many thanks to Rally vice chairman and tractor steward Malcolm Robinson for giving us a large plot in a prominent position next to the parade ring. John Sharpe.

 

 

Found – tractor paperwork

Found – Reg document for KTT 786 & FE35 Ins. Book

Just found some interesting documents in the back of the archives and thought they might be of interest to the membership.

  1. The original Devon County Council Taxation Dept.  Registration document for KTT 786 serial number S37720B, engine number TEA69626.
  2. A FE35 tractor instruction book for SKF64134 with handwritten service history from 1958 to 1981 with details of what was done and the hours the tractor was serviced at.

If you are interested in these items please contact Denise Bailey or Jo Pickering – details in “Contact” section of this website.

Fergie in Harrods

Ferguson Tractor in Harrods window promotion

Harrods Store in Knightsbridge played a big part in a recent film – Peter Rabbit.

All of the store windows were turned over to the films promotion. A fergie tractor was required to be part of the window display. The security barriers on each entrance meant the tractor had to be narrow – a standard Fergie would be too wide. A Vineyard (TEL 20) was sourced and the photos tell the rest of the story. The tractor was in place for the months of March/April 2018.

 

 

 

Tractor World Malvern 2018

Tractor World Spring 2018. Malvern.

A great weekend was spent at Malvern. Those of you who attended the show will hopefully agree with me that the variety and standard of tractors and implements entered on the club stand was fantastic, some 22 tractors and 10 implements. Congratulations to prize winners Steven and Geoff Dunn and to everyone you supported me and the club in exhibiting their tractors and implements. Special thanks to Peter Aston for his usual endless support, Ian Richings and David Tomkinson for help in ‘manning’ the stand throughout the weekend and to Norman Ford, chief tea/coffee maker. Also thank you to the numerous members who helped us set up and clear away the stand after the show and who helped out during the weekend, you all know who you are, and without your support the club would not have received so much positive feedback.  Regards, Jonathan Parkes.

 

 

60th Anniversary MF

2018 – 60th Anniversary of Massey Ferguson

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In recognition of 60 years of MF  – The current business itself was formed in 1953 by the merger of farm machinery manufacturers Massey Harris of Canada and Ferguson Company, under the new name Massey Harris Ferguson. In 1958 the name was shortened to Massey Ferguson. Today Massey Ferguson is one of several brands produced by AGCO and remains a major seller around the world.