History details on TED20 YSV706
Looking for any help – pointing in the right direction or advice for finding history on a 1950 Ferguson TED 20 that would seem to have been in Berkshire and Wiltshire for its entire life. From my understanding this Ferguson was delivered in 1950 to Home Farm (on the Great Windsor Estate) for grass cutting duties.
Mine was either delivered green or soon after painted to match all the other vehicles, fixtures and fittings to blend in with the background (Prince Phillip instructions?). I noted John Nash’s similar post on this website about his Father’s Ferguson with a Royal connection a short while ago and have been in contact with him – so we both have similar aims. (in the mid 80’s?) Head salesman David Carter of T H White (Devizes) sold the Crown Office a Fordson Dexta and took this Fergie in part exchange.
Think it was probably road registered about then YSV 706 and then stored in Whatley’s Yard at Pewsey (which I think was run by Alan Carter – his Son)) for a very long period time. Later sold and moved on to grass topping duties at Knowle, Pewsey. A handwritten note (with the tractor) mentions Cotswold Engineering for some head work and refitting by Steve Rawlings. Sold again and more recently it lived in the Marlborough area. Now still in Wiltshire just below Swindon. The tractor itself is in (my opinion) remarkable condition and with only a few later modifications and changes and still in remarkable condition – having completed a TEA 20 a few years ago (which I bitterly regretted selling hence this purchase) I have been through it top to bottom in the past few months and very happy with the result. Clearly with the passing of time getting details like this isn’t easy but there can’t be many green Fergie around so any help in finding out as much as possible would be really nice before I start to use it around the village and go to shows. Please mail me or call with literally any information or even a photograph would be superb.
Derek Moore on 07860 199755 or firstname.lastname@example.org