TG1823 : 1936 Fordson N tractor

taken 1 year ago, near to Marsham, Norfolk, Great Britain

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1936 Fordson N tractor
1936 Fordson N tractor
The Fordson N was the only tractor being built in the UK during WW2. It was built by the Ford Motor Company in Dagenham and 137,483 tractors were produced between September 1939 and July 1945. In November 1940, Ford changed the colour of their tractors from "Harvest Gold" (orange, seen here) to green > LinkExternal link in order to make them less conspicuous when seen from the air. By the end of the war 85% of tractors used on British farms were Fordsons. For another view of this tractor see > 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
Sunday, 13 August, 2017   (more nearby)
Monday, 14 August, 2017
Geographical Context
Farm, Fishery, Market Gardening  People, Events 
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! TG 1829 2350 [10m precision]
WGS84: 52:45.8977N 1:14.0450E
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! TG 1829 2347
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North-northwest (about 337 degrees)
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