SOMERSET VINTAGE & CLASSIC TRACTOR SHOW
Bath and West Showground, Shepton Mallet - Sat 31st January & Sun 1st February 2015
Thousands of tractor enthusiasts flocked to the Bath and West Showground, Shepton Mallet on Sat 31st January and 1st February for the annual Somerset Vintage & Classic Tractor Show.
About 200 vintage and classic tractors were on display at this indoor tractor show.
1950 Fordson E27N owned by Matt Bryne and 1944 Fordson N Industrial, owned by Nick Bryne
1964 Roadless 6/4 with Duncan cab owned by Jake Hooper and 1964 Roadless 6/4 owned by Mike Mitchell
There was a large exhibition of over 50 David Brown tractors lined up in one building being this year's special feature. Many other makes were on show, including the popular Fordsons, Fords, Fergusons, Massey Fergusons and Field Marshalls.
As always the Ford and Fordsons were very popular at the show, with 21 Fordsons and 14 Fords on display, ranging from Bernie Weaver's 1940 Fordson Standard and Nick Bryne's 1944 N Industrial and one of the newest was a Les Gallop's 2007 New Holland TVT 170.
1969 Roadless Ploughmaster 75 owned by Mike Sheppard and 1961 Fordson Super Major owned by Tom Hunt
1963 New Performance Super Major
owned by Mike Sheppard
1981 County 1184 TW owned by M Day.
Ford TW15 owned by Mike Mitchell 1990 Ford TW35 owned by J Francis
1985 Ford FW60 Articulated owned by Chris Stuckey. 1982 Ford FW30 owned by Robert Welch
1988 Ford TW35 Robert Larcombe. 2007 New Holland TVT 170 owned by Les Gallop
The popular auction of vintage and classic tractors, together with implements, etc. was held on Saturday by HJ Pugh, Ledbury. There were plenty of trade stands selling tractor spares, books, model tractors, etc.
The show raised over £8,000 for local charities, including: £2,500 to Yeovil Hospital Scanner appeal; £2,500 to Yeovil Hospital Special Care Baby Unit; £1,000 to theYeovil Freewheelers and £250 Eady's Journey.
Words & Photos - Nick & Pat Bryne