TG1823 : 1957 Fordson Major E1A tractor

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

1957 Fordson Major E1A  tractor
1957 Fordson Major E1A tractor
Fordson was a trade name for tractors built by Henry Ford, who launched the Fordson tractor in the USA in 1917 and soon dominated the market. Production moved to Great Britain in 1928 and the Fordson name was used in that market until 1964, when Ford merged the two lines under the Ford name.

The Fordson Major E1A was launched in 1951 at the Smithfield Royal Show and in 1952, the "New Major" entered production with an all new all Ford engine range. The 4D engine was designed and manufactured in at Dagenham (Essex) and was available as diesel, petrol or petrol/kerosene. 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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Sunday, 13 August, 2017   (more nearby)
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Monday, 14 August, 2017
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Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! TG 1828 2348 [10m precision]
WGS84: 52:45.8872N 1:14.0354E
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OSGB36: geotagged! TG 1829 2349
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Southwest (about 225 degrees)
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