The Somerset Vintage & Classic Tractor Show held on Saturday 28th and Sunday 29th January 2017:
Record crowds of tractor enthusiasts flocked to the Bath and West Showground, Shepton Mallet on Saturday 28th and Sunday 29th January for the annual Somerset Vintage & Classic Tractor Show.
Over 220 vintage and classic tractors and implements were on display at this indoor event. There was a very impressive display of nearly 100 Ford and Fordson tractors.
As 2017 is the 100-year anniversary of Fordson tractors, the display included two 1917 Fordson model 'F's and many more models from each decade of production. The organisers were grateful to TH Whites, from Frome for bringing the oldest 1917 model and the latest 2017 New Holland tractor.
Many other makes were also on display, including Fergusons, Massey Fergusons, David Browns, John Deere and Field Marshalls. The Ford & Fordson Association attended for the first time and had a very successful time.
The popular auction, which included vintage and classic tractors, spares, engines, together with implements, etc. was held on Saturday by HJ Pugh, Ledbury. There were also plenty of trade stands selling tractor and implements, agricultural spares, books, model tractors, etc.
1990 Ford 7810 owned by Geoff Mills
Ford 1000 owned by C Stuckey
1982 Roadless 980 owned by M Mitchell
1958 Fordson Dexta owned by A Westlake
1944 Fordson Standard road roller owned by G Sage
1994 Ford 8240 owned by M Mancini - 1982 Ford TW20 owned by M Evans
& 1994 County 1184-40 owned by T McLean
1972 Ford 7000 owned by G Farmer
This year's show raised over £8,000 for local charities including: £4,000 to the Dorset and Somerset Air Ambulance and £3,000 to Dorothy House Hospice.
Words & Photos - Nick & Pat Bryne