Exiles Forum

Lisburn, Co. Antrim, Northern Ireland


Ex-employees at Harry Ferguson wanted to join in garden opening

THE Harry Ferguson Celebration Committee are appealing for ex-employees of Harry Ferguson to come forward and be part of celebration event on August 16, when the grand opening of the long-awaited memorial garden will take place.

The committee have been staging Ferguson tractor events for over seven years at Growell, Dromore, with the hope of producing a memorial to Ireland's greatest inventor and pioneer Mr Harry Ferguson.

The committee would like to contact as many ex workers who were employed by Harry over the years or indeed any person who had any personal contact or memories of Harry and family on the homestead. This annual event is a special time for all Ferguson enthusiasts, and this year will be even more so as they finally open the memorial garden opposite the homestead. A bronze statue will be unveiled by Harry's granddaughter, Mrs Sally Fleming from London. A big attendance is expected with visitors from Sweden, England, Scotland, Wales and all over Ireland. The committee would like local people to attend and tell the story as it was in Harry Ferguson's time. If you would like to contribute your story, please contact Bill Forsythe on 028 92692110 or George Cromie on 028 92682151.

Ulster Star