Club News

Ploughing Opportunity

Ploughing Opportunity at Stanborough – Hertfordshire

A Suffolk member of the Club who is a retired Police Officer from Hertfordshire reports that the County Police Headquarters at Stanborough is about to be re-developed. Part of the planning is to convert some of the old sports field into a wildflower meadow and habitat. The surface at the moment is just mown grass which will need ploughing and preparing for seeding – this seems an ideal opportunity for some local Fergy owners to give their machines some exercise.

If you are nearby and would like to help with the project please contact Peter Gibbs on peter.gibbs@talk21.com for more details“.

Tasmania Steamfest

News from the Southern Hemisphere March 2021

STEAMFEST 2021 – Australia

The 2020 was a great success and it was a happy festival with loads of smiles. 2021 will be even better! On the March long weekend every year, SteamFest brings history to life over three days with one of the biggest collections of working steam machinery in Australia, Steam train rides, exhibitions of pioneering skills showing how things were done in yesteryear, ploughing displays and a full wood chopping competition on Monday. Plenty of kid’s entertainment plus lots and lots of art, craft and food stalls. And, of course, their Krauss steam loco running every half hour, all day long!
Held in the Town of Murals and Home of SteamFest – SHEFFIELD TASMANIA

Here is a link from a local Australian Newspaper…….click to enjoy…

Ferguson tractor lovers celebrate 75 years of the machine that ‘changed the world’ – ABC News
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Visit YouTube to watch SteamFest recordings.

Photos taken by friends of Judy and John Jeffries who have emigrated to Australia and came across preparations for SteamFest 2021 whilst travelling around Tasmania.

The organiser of the tractor section is Gerard Gelston, who was expecting 32 tractors for the section he is co-ordinating. They are trying to make a special effort for the 75th Anniversary of the ‘Fergie’. Gerard attended the Great Dorset Steam Fair in 2019 and thought it was great.

Hopefully the UK will be back to some shows resembling these photos later this year 😉

John Groves

John Groves

It is with great sadness we have to announce the death of a longstanding member of the Club, John Groves. He was our Archivist, South Yorkshire area rep and member of the technical team.

Membership for 2021

***Buy an Annual Membership for 2021***

Looking to get someone a very nice present  The Ferguson Club membership starts January 1st  to December 31st 2021. You get journals quarterly full of stories from the members and committee.

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May we take this opportunity to wish all Ferguson Club Members and enthusiasts around the World a Happy New Year; I know we all Wish for a more positive year after the one we have all just experienced. From the Chair and Committee of the Ferguson Club. 🙂 

Spring Tractor World – canx

Spring Tractor World  – Malvern Showground – 2021

Tractor World Spring.  February 2021.  Three Counties Showground, Malvern, Worcestershire. Unfortunately, I have been informed by the organisers that due to the ongoing Covid 19 crisis, that next spring’s show is cancelled but will be back in spring 2022.

Any queries, please contact Jonathan Parkes. 07774 111484.