We missed the July Whaplode Bluebell classic car meet due to holiday, and thought the same was going to happen in August, as I was due to be down in Essex working all day, but an early start luckily made an early finish, so was able to tootle over as soon as I was home, which at least meant being parked near the gate for a change. Most of the gravel parking was given over to motorbikes and scooters and like Parson Drove a few weeks ago, anything on two wheels is in through the gate. Again, there are some vintage and classic amongst the modern stuff, but you have to look for it. Through the gate into the grass camping field, it seemed...More/Images > > >
The Paul Rackham Collection has often been talked about as a possibility for a club visit, both by the East Anglia Group of NVTEC and the Bourne Bygones Club, but it was the latter group who managed to organise a trip, complete with transport courtesy of Abacus Coaches of Corby Glen, near Bourne, in their Gold Service 28-seater coach.....More/Images > > >
Barford (Agricultural) Limited made a range of small lightweight garden tractors at their works at Belton near Grantham, Lincs. in the post-war years. Their original Barford Atom machine was introduced in the late 1940s, when two-wheeled tractors were often used with a trailer to move materials around.
Perhaps the most-well known stationary engine brand, the firm of R.A. Lister was originally founded by Ashton Lister in 1867, and basically made anything required, but by 1900, the manufacture of cream separators, dairy & general agricultural equipment had established the firm.
As a result of the Ransomes page on the Fens Vintage website, we've been able to help a Canadian vintage enthusiast with some information regarding a Ransomes MG5/6 he currently owns. Wayne found our site whilst researching information on his tractor, which he bought from a farmer who couldn't get it running.