TG1823 : Vintage Howard cultivator

taken 7 years ago, near to Marsham, Norfolk, England

Vintage Howard cultivator
Vintage Howard cultivator
It is fitted with a Villiers petrol engine. Villiers Engineering Co Ltd was a manufacturer of small engines for motorcycles and other uses, and cycle parts, based in Villiers Street, Wolverhampton. After the war, Villiers engines were supplied to Atco Mowers, Clifford Cultivators and Howard Rotavator.
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
Sunday, 13 August, 2017   (more nearby)
Monday, 14 August, 2017
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! TG 1853 2350 [10m precision]
WGS84: 52:45.8919N 1:14.2581E
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! TG 1851 2351
View Direction
East-southeast (about 112 degrees)
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