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

In the Chair December 2021

Issue 107 - Feb - March 2022

The 11th of July saw Cambridgeshire Vintage Tractor Clubs Charity Road. 
It took in thirteen villages on its thirty-three-mile tour around South Cambs.  Report from Ray Parcell, organiser of the Cambridgeshire Steam Rally, a good friend to the FFA.  Leaving the start 10.30 sharp with the village of Caldecott 10 mins away, I arrived leading the pack of 112 tractors and was met with a sea of people lining the pavements all the way through. This gave our street collectors a challenge from the word go and this was the case in all the villages we travelled through. I must make a special mention of Barrington which has the second largest village green in England, I estimate there were close to 700 people waiting for us whichmade it a carnival atmosphere, many were picnicing on the green.
I decided to make an unscheduled stop so many could get close to the tractors.  We duly arrived late at our lunch stop where everybody enjoyed their picnics. After lunch we drove to the top of Croydon Hill, the highest point in South Cambs, then took a three mile off road section to the villages of Longstowe and Bourn arriving at the finish just before 4 pm.
Our charity was Addenbrookes Charitable Trust, for those of you who do not know Addenbrookes Hospital is the largest one in East Anglia, the trust provides equipment that the NHS is unable to provide. The result of the run was beyond the clubs wildest dreams a total of £6,100 was collected.  Thanks to everybody who made the generous donations and to the drivers who took part. Fordsons were well represented with a good mix of models on show.

2022 Shows & Events

Sommerset Vintage/Classic Tractor Show         29th - 30th January 2022 at the
Royal Bath & West Showground.
For more details:
         Phil Gibson 07713 251155 
Tractor World Parts & Spares Day
Sunday 27th February 2022
Three Counties ShowgroundMalvern.
For more details:
Phil Gibson 07713 251155
Flyde Vintage Steam & Farm Show on the 3rd -4th July 2022
Pink Ladies Ride Againon the 4th July 2022
Whitwell Steam & Country Fairon the
26th -27th July


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