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Large turnout at new venue for annual Ferguson event

Pictured at the Harry Ferguson Lecture, Hillsborough, are David Johnston, director of Cyril Johnston and Co, Carryduff; Eric Jess, chairman of the Harry Ferguson Celebration Committee; Ian Mawhinney, director of Browns Coachworks, Lisburn; and Bill Forsythe, press officer for the Harry Ferguson Celebration Committee. US4707-650CD

Pictured at the Harry Ferguson Lecture, Hillsborough, are David Johnston, director of Cyril Johnston and Co, Carryduff; Eric Jess, chairman of the Harry Ferguson Celebration Committee; Ian Mawhinney, director of Browns Coachworks, Lisburn; and Bill Forsythe, press officer for the Harry Ferguson Celebration Committee. US4707-650CD

THE 13th annual Ferguson event - held for the first time in Hillsborough's Village Centre, was attended by almost 200 enthusiasts - including some first time attenders.

The first speaker was David Johnston, director of the well known Cyril Johnstons of Carryduff. David explained how his father built up the business over many years, selling agricultural machinery and of course Massey Ferguson tractors.

It was a great history lesson to most people, but quite a few in the audience could remember all that was shown on the screen. The interval offered supper to everyone and a chance to natter over old times with Ferguson tractors and farming life many years ago. In attendance were a few men who actually worked for Harry Ferguson in the fifties.

The second speaker was Ian Mawhinney from Browns Coachworks Lisburn and his presentation was on the design and building of trailers, horseboxes and the present day fire appliance.

They supply most of Ireland with their emergency Fire Appliances built to a very high andard for Fire Authorities.

This Ferguson event was a great success and the organisers, The Harry Ferguson Celebration Committee Dromore, would like to thank all the sponsors, attendees and guest speakers for their valuable time on the night.

The event was run as free entry but organisers are very proud to announce a grand total of 583 was raised for Children In Need.

Harry Ferguson Lecture, Hillsborough.

 

 

Ulster Star
/2007