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Seventh annual Harry Ferguson event

Eric Jess, Chairman, Roy Foots, George Cromie, Secretary and Sam Law, Committee member of the Harry Ferguson Celebration Committee pictured at the birthplace of Harry Ferguson to promote the Homestead Event in Growell, Dromore tomorrow (Saturday). US3307-103AO Picture By: Aidan O'Reilly

THIS Saturday (August 18) is a date to remember if you don't want to miss the biggest display of Ferguson implements ever seen.

The venue is the Ferguson Homestead at Growell, Dromore where the Harry Ferguson Celebration Committee, assisted by the Midlands Group, Virginia, is staging their seventh annual event.

The committee have been showing Ferguson tractors of every shape and form over the years and using the proceeds to finance the Harry Ferguson Memorial Garden.

This year they are concentrating on Harry's many implements which worked off the tractor.

The committee has worked very hard to find many, if not all, of Harry's many wonderful inventions.

A spokesperson for the Celebration Committee, said: "This year's show will be very educational as we intend to have as many operating as possible on the day in order to let the public see the extent of Harry's engineering skills, and not forgetting of course the Grey Fergie Tractor which operated these many implements.

"So come along to this spectacular event which includes live music, food, pony and cart rides, bouncy castle, stalls and trade stands and free parking.

"In addition to the show the committee would like to share with you some very exciting news regarding the long awaited Memorial Garden.

"This announcement will be made during the show, so don't miss it," he added.

Ulster Star