Author Archives: Gary Anderson

MND Charity ride

Charity John O’Groats to Lands End TED tractor run for MND

Well folks… the time has come for me to let the cat out of the bag so to speak.

After losing our mum in 2007 on her sixtieth birthday to Motor Neurones Disease, I vowed back then that I would try to do something for the charity which offer so much support for those going through the distress of living with this debilitating and cruel disease, and of course the families who have to helplessly watch their loved ones deteriorate.

Many of you are aware that I am still searching for our late grandads Ferguson ted20 tractor, which I first learned to drive at an age of about three sitting on his knee, and that I have fully restored my very own Ferguson ted20 tractor and plough over the last two years.

So without further ado, lets get to it.😃😁…..I will be raising money and awareness for Motor Neurones Disease next year by driving my restored Ferguson ted20 tractor from John o Groats to Lands End.

This is a massive task to undertake by any means, but especially hard for a tractor that will be seventy four years old. It’s a big ask of my family and friends who will be joining me, and supporting me along the journey which will take approximately twelve days to complete covering over a thousand miles. The journey is one that needs a lot of preparation and planning so this is why I am starting now and will of course be updating you all with the progress as it happens. I have full backing from the MND Association and MND Scotland and a link to the justgiving page is below. Thank you.  Pete 😃

https://www.justgiving.com/fundraising/the-little-grey-fergie-challenge


Snowy!

*Snowy Ferguson / MF Vintage tractors pictures needed for Ferguson Club Christmas Cards*

 

During the snow season please forward any good photos to chairman@fergusonclub.com  ;  the Committee will pick the best for Ferguson Club Christmas cards. We can then display the rest in the Club’s very popular photo galleries.

Thank you


Help to find an old Fergie

Help to find an old Fergie – MRH 732

Memories of The Little Grey Fergie;  My name is Pete Burdass and I am a photographer based in Perthshire, Scotland. During the past year and a half I have purchased and restored a 1949 Ferguson ted20 along with a Ferguson two furrow plough. During this quiet time I have also been trying to trace my late grandad’s Ferguson ted20 which was the first tractor I drove (sitting on his knee) at an age of about three.

The tractor had been bought and used on the family farm by my grandad after the heavy horses died in a tragic accident, and was used on a regular basis on the family farm in East Yorkshire until the farm was sold in 1987 when I was just seventeen.

Since then, I moved to Scotland and didn’t really think too much about the great little tractor that I grew to love so much as a young boy, until we lost our mum to motor neurones disease and our dad became unwell.

Memories of driving the fergie with my grandad and the fordson super major with my dad (which was the biggest tractor) when I was slightly older, are something that my dad and I speak about regularly on the phone along with how the fergie is going which I restored.

I have searched for the fergie and have wrote to the DVLA who informed me that they can’t divulge any information regarding the current owner but I have checked the status of the tractor and it is still in circulation and has currently got a v5. I have also more recently found out that the tractor is in South Yorkshire but that is as far as I have been able to get so far.

I am hoping by writing this article someone who knows the whereabouts of the tractor may be able to help.

The tractors registration number is MRH 732 and I hope by writing this I will be able to track down this once treasured grey fergie. …………Pete Burdass………………07840984919………….pete@fivekphotography.co.uk


2022 AMW/AGM Update

Annual General Meeting & Annual Members Weekend 2022

Dear Member,

Unfortunately I have to inform you that it is with regret that we, your management committee, have decided to cancel the 2022 physical Annual General Meeting and Annual Members Weekend which was planned to be held in Essex from Friday 22nd April to Sunday 24th April 2022. We have not taken this decision lightly but with the ongoing Covid situation we feel that we have taken the right course of action to safeguard yourselves and others.

Due to the current tightening of government restrictions concerning the Covid virus, we have taken the view that before any money changes hands between the Ferguson Club and from you as members, that cancelling the weekend was the only fair option.

We will however be holding the AGM meeting via ‘Zoom’ on Saturday 23rd April 2022 at 10.00am.  An invitation to attend will be sent out as an A5 flier in the 100th Journal in February, so please do join us as we would appreciate your support. Please also send back your nomination forms for the Executive Committee roles which you received in the last Journal.

It is very disappointing for us all not to meet up again this coming year but we hope that you understand our decision to cancel. Although a long way off yet, plans are already taking place for the 2023 AGM/AMW and we will look forward to meeting up with you all then.

If you have any queries regarding the above then please do not hesitate to contact me on 07774 111484 or general-secretary@fergusonclub.com

****May I also take this opportunity on behalf of the Ferguson Club Committee, to wish our Worldwide members a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year******

Kind Regards,  Jonathan  Parkes.

(General Secretary)


Club Merchandise at 2022 Events

Merchandise at Show Venues & Dates for 2022

Merchandise Co-ordinator /Gwent & East Wales Area Representative:-
Peter Aston, Brook Farm, Bishton. Newport. Gwent. NP18 2DZ;
Telephone:- 01633-412780,  07770762602, e-mail merchandise@fergusonclub.com

Somerset Vintage.Shepton Mallet.       (RH) Merchandise              January 29/30th

Tractor World,Malvern Spares Day      (JP), (PA) (Merchandise)    February 27th

Tractor World Show.Malvern                (JP) Merchandise                May 21st/22nd

Castle Combe Rally                             (PA) Merchandise                May 28/29th

Royal Bath & West Show                     (RH) Merchandise               June 2/3/4th

Wiltshire Steam Rally(Swindon)           (PA) Merchandise                June 11th/12th

Machen Show                                      (PA)Merchandise                 July 2nd

Much Marcle Rally                               (JP) (PA) Merchandise         July 23/24th

Welland Steam Rally                            (IR) (PA) Merchandise         July 29/30/31st

Brecon Show                                        (PA) Merchandise                August 6th

Three Cocks Rally(Hay on Wye)          (PA) Merchandise                August 14th

Yesterdays Farming Dillington Park     (PA) Merchandise                August 20/21st

Shrewsbury Rally.Onslow Park             (IR),(PA) Merchandise         August 27/28/29th

Usk Show,Monmouthshire.                   (PA) Merchandise                September 10th

Newark Vintage Tractor Show              (JJ),(PA) Merchandise         November 5/6th

(RH) Robin Hatcher, (JP) Jonathan Parkes, IR) Ian Richings, {JJ) John Jeffries
Initials in brackets relate to the area rep in charge of the stand.

Some dates may change due to restrictions;
Merchandise will be available at the above shows by Peter Aston.
This is the only list that will be made available due to other commitments.
Published 9th December 2021.