TG1823 : Massey-Harris Wallis tractors on display

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

Massey-Harris Wallis tractors on display
Massey-Harris Wallis tractors on display
The Wallis tractors > LinkExternal link were built from 1902 until 1932, primarily in Racine > LinkExternal link by the JI Case Plow Works but their development dates back to 1902 and some assembly in Cleveland, Ohio. In 1928, Case Plow Works was sold to Massey-Harris and Massey took over production of the Wallis tractor. Massey-Harris continued to use the Wallis brand until 1932, when the Massey-Harris name replaced it and the colour was changed from grey to green > LinkExternal link.
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 1829 2341 [10m precision]
WGS84: 52:45.8493N 1:14.0414E
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OSGB36: geotagged! TG 1825 2341
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