TG1823 : Vintage Massey Ferguson and Massey-Harris Pony tractors

taken 7 months ago, near to Marsham, Norfolk, Great Britain

Vintage Massey Ferguson and Massey-Harris Pony tractors
Vintage Massey Ferguson and Massey-Harris Pony tractors
The Massey Ferguson Pony is a 8/10hp class tractor originally designed for the French market, which required a smaller tractor rather than the large tractors used in the USA & Canada, with the first versions being the same as the Canadian models but a diesel version was later offered also. The various models were later amalgamated to become the Massey Ferguson 821.
Marsham Starting Handle Club Summer Show 2017
The show, the seventh in as many years, was held over the weekend of 12/13th August. It is growing bigger every year. More than 500 exhibitors displayed their tractors, stationary engines, vintage lawnmowers and agricultural implements, but there is much more to see on the 13-acres site which adjoins Orchard Cottage in Allison Street, such as several rare, "dancing" dual drive Doe-built tractors, classic and military vehicles and motorcycles, demonstrations in the parade ring of working gun and sheep dogs and demonstrations of old-time ploughing and harvesting in a crop field nearby. For the first time since its restoration the Soame steam wagonette was featured. The first tractor pulling event in the county for 27 years was also held here (in 2013). Fairground organs create just the right atmosphere, a bouncy castle provides entertainment for the younger visitors, and a variety of stalls can be sampled in the fun fair section of the site. Food vendors guarantee that no-one will be going home hungry.

According to Bob Parke, the site owner and one of the organisers, the show featured 350 tractors, over 100 classic cars, and about 80 motorcycles and had about 2,500 visitors.
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Date Taken
Friday, 11 August, 2017   (more nearby)
Saturday, 12 August, 2017
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Farm, Fishery, Market Gardening  People, Events 
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OSGB36: geotagged! TG 1841 2346 [10m precision]
WGS84: 52:45.8733N 1:14.1500E
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OSGB36: geotagged! TG 1838 2345
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