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A day of history and nostalgia at tractor day


Bill Forsythe, Gerald Law, Edwin Poots, Sam Law, Robert Kerr and Matt Foreman of the Harry Ferguson Celebration Committee pictured at The Birth Place of Harry Ferguson getting ready for their Fifth Annual Tractor Event. US33-107AO. Picture By: Aidan O'Reilly A DAY of history and nostalgia has been promised at Growell this weekend and preparations are now well underway for this year's Harry Ferguson tractor event.

The Harry Ferguson Celebration Committee presents their annual tractor event on Saturday August 20 at a field beside Lake House.

A selection of rare Ferguson tractors will be on display and the celebration committee have invited enthusiasts from England, Scotland, Wales and all over Ireland.

The long field, which runs all the way to the lake will be a mass of Ferguson machinery and implements.

Every available Ferguson ever produced will be on display, starting off with the Ferguson Brown 1938 model.

There will also be a variety of unusual tractors on show and you can find out more about them by going along on the day and supporting the Harry Ferguson memorial project.

Event organiser Bill Forsythe said: "Some of the models have never been seen before and there will be a display of every available grey and red mode] ever produced.

"We expect to have in the region of 400 exhibits and rare models plus implements of all sorts designed by our great inventor Harry Ferguson.

"We are indeed proud to stage this event at the homestead and we thank Mr. & Mrs. Poots who live in Lake House for their help and assistance."

Organisers say that there will be displays and activities on the day that will suit all ages.

"We have live music by Trevor Dickson, stalls, food, tools, parts/accessories, antiques, auto-jumble, tractor drive, competitions, ploughing and prizes and awards will be handed out throughout the day," said Bill Forsythe.

Bill Forsythe said: "Please come along and see the display of unusual model Fergie and Massey Ferguson's; you will not be disappointed.

"At the same time you will see the site where we intend to produce a long awaited memorial to Harry Ferguson."

The celebration guarantee a great day of history and nostalgia and they promise that "no matter where you look or stand at our event, it will be Ferguson through and through."
Exhibitors are asked to be at the site for 9am and spectators are welcome from 11am onwards, with the programme starting at 12 noon.

Admission will be £5 for adults; £3 for OAPs/disabled and children under 13 will gain free admission.
There will also be free car parking and a special area for disabled parking.

Ulster Star