The Ford & Fordson Association

 is a successful club and because of this, event organisers, and members ask us to attend their shows.

  Taking a stand, the merchandise, providing teas and coffee and manning it

not to mention organising any display does not happen by magic.  The trouble is that too few are
prepared to help and most of those that do are getting on in years.
Talking to other clubs and societies they have the same problem, which is the ever increasing average
age of committee members and helpers, means that they no longer have the energy or strength that
they used to possess.  They still enjoying what they do but feel able to do rather less of it, of course,
one can't help getting older, speaking personally I have yet to find any benefit though. 
On the other hand, the young are not to blame as they have families to bring up and their careers to
build.  Looking back, I recall cash was tight and my priorities and interests have changed over the years.  There was never quite enough time and although the world has changed dramatically there are still only twenty four hours in a day.
I make no apology for raising this problem again but, this is your Club, and make no mistake, its future is entirely in your hands.  If you want the Club to have a stand, at as many shows as in recent years,
members will have to step up and help, they will find the experience rewarding and fun.  The trick is
simple enough people make light work of any job so please contact your local representative or any committee member. Otherwise the Club's stand will be at les events, or as your mother told you 'Many
hands make light work'.
FFA Chairman
 Latest Show report : Kent Heritage Show   
A frosty cold start to the day with 7am open gates / set up time for exhibitors with their pride and joys.
As usual the Kent Heritage Show had on display a vast range of vehicles from Tractors, classic / vintage
Cars and Motorbikes, Army vehicles of all sorts...........

In The Chair Issue 110 - Aug 2022-Sept 2022

East Dorset Trac Pack's Easter Bunny Run
16th April:
John Maiden - Dorset Representative reports:
The sun shone, and the tractors turned up for the Easter Bunny Run. So much so that we nearly ran out of room at the start in the Barley Mow pub car park. The route took us through the crowds waiting in Wimborne Minster to see the Vintage Agricultural Convoy. This was followed by a leisurely trundle through the River Stour and Tarrant valleys.
How I like them a Super Major in its working clothes - Helping change a Fergie's wheel
Lunch was at a firm pack favourite, the Witchampton Club, where more spectators came and viewed. After lunch it was over into the East Dorset area taking in many small villages including More Crichel, Horton and Holt before returning to the Barley Mow for some much-needed liquid refreshment.

Isle of Wight Working Day Saturday 16th April: 
At Chapel Furlong Farm, Hulverstone, Isle of Wight, by kind permission of Todd Carder, by David Leominus. 
Following a 2 + year drought of working days we were lucky to be offered a field at short notice to shine up our ploughs and try to hone up our ploughing skills.  We had about 15 tractors turn out on a beautiful spring day in a situation overlooking the English Channel and the Needles area of the Isle of Wight.  Needless to say, there were a few rusty ploughs which struggled to get going in the very dry soil, but eventual success prevailed.
We welcomed quite a few Ford and Fordson models - a couple of Standards driven by Glen Draper and David Thompson and a newcomer to the fold Lisa Hurrell with her Super Major. Two other Majors, a Dexta, two 4000s pre-force plus a 5000 Pre-force and a 5000 Force with a NH TS90 completing the line-up.
Following donations made during the day we were able to send £500 to the local Earl Mountbatten Hospice.

July 2022 Shows & Events

2nd July - Rothesay Road Run, Isle of Bute
For more detail contact:
ROY COWGILL 07971 104695
2nd - 3rd July Chickerell Steam and Vintage Show, Weymouth, Dorset
3rd July Newbyth and District Steam and Vintage Rally. Newbyth Playing Fields, Turriff, AB53 5TY
For more details contact: Robbie Ironside - 07901 106705
3rd - 4th July - Flyde Vintage Steam & Farm Show
4th July - Pink Ladies Ride Again
9th -10th July -  Pilford Steam and Vintage Show. Pilford, Wimborne, Dorset
For more details contact: JOHN MAIDEN - 07836 525330
24th July - Ayrshire Vintage Tractor and Machinery Rally
Whitefordhill Farm, Ayr KA6 5JW
For more details contact:
Roy Cowgill - 07971 104695
30th and 31st July - Dacorum Steam and Country Fayre
For more detials contact:
John Worley - 07939 003890.


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