TG1823 : Vintage David Brown tractors on display

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

Vintage David Brown tractors on display
Vintage David Brown tractors on display
In 1934 the company built a new factory on a site at Meltham Mills, on the south side of Huddersfield and two years later David Brown joined with Harry Ferguson to produce the Ferguson-Brown tractor, initially built at Park Gear Works, Huddersfield. The Ferguson-Brown tractor became the world's first production tractor featuring a hydraulic lift and converging three-point linkage.In 1939 David Brown and Harry Ferguson parted and David Brown produced a new model, the VAK1. Production ceased for some time during WW2, due to the factory being needed to produce gearboxes for tanks. In 1947, David Brown Tractors Ltd was formed. The 50D model tractor was produced from 1953 to 1958, and further models were introduced over the following years: the 30C and 30D, the 25C and 25D and in 1956 the 2D.
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 1838 2350 [10m precision]
WGS84: 52:45.8956N 1:14.1249E
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OSGB36: geotagged! TG 1836 2350
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