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Council to support Harry Ferguson commemorative project

LISBURN City Council is to provide financial support to the Harry Ferguson commemorative garden project after receiving a positive financial appraisal of the scheme.

This action was recommended by the February meeting of the Economic Development Committee and ratified at last week's full monthly council meeting.

Members heard the cost of the scheme was estimated at £167,000. However, a grant of £50,000 had been secured through 'Building Sustainable Prosperity' funding and a further £60,000 through contributions from the Harry Ferguson Celebration Committee.

Speaking at last week's meeting Alderman Edwin Poots paid warm tribute to the Committee. He said they had put 'a considerable amount of effort into fundraising for the project. He also said Harry Ferguson, who invented the Ferguson tractor known to generations of farmers as 'the fergie', had led a "revolution in agriculture".

"Where would we be without the farmers? Where would we be without food on our tables? We should be delighted to support this," he added.

Councillor William Ward and Alderman Cecil Calvert also praised Mr. Ferguson's contribution to the agriculture industry.

Mr. Calvert said he looked forward to the day a statue of the inventor was unveiled outside the Lagan Valley Island Civic Centre


Two year old Patrick Leech from Dromore on a Massey Ferguson35 at the Glenavy and District Vintage) Car Rally. US1007-509C0 George Cromye and Bill Forsythe of the Harry Ferguson Celebration Committee at the Glenavy and District Vintage Car Rally. ÚS1007-506C0
Two year old Patrick Leech from Dromore on a Massey Ferguson35 at the Glenavy and District Vintage) Car Rally. US1007-509C0 George Cromye and Bill Forsythe of the Harry Ferguson Celebration Committee at the Glenavy and District Vintage Car Rally.
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16/03/2007

Mark Ross Assistant Secetary Genavy and District Vintage Car Committee, Walter Jess committee member and Chairman of the Glenavy and District Vintage Car Committee Alan Ross at a Ferguson T20. US1007-508C0 Bertie McCallister and Blain Harrison looking at the David Brown tractors at the Glenavy and District Vinage Car Rally. US1007-507C0
Mark Ross Assistant Secetary Genavy and District Vintage Car Committee, Walter Jess committee member and Chairman of the Glenavy and District Vintage Car Committee Alan Ross at a Ferguson T20. US1007-508C0 Bertie McCallister and Blain Harrison looking at the David Brown tractors at the Glenavy and District Vinage Car Rally.
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Ulster Star
09/03/2007