Harry Ferguson joins Children’s Hospice to raise funds at annual tractor road run.
This year the Ferguson Committee invited Northern Irelands Children’s Hospice to be the beneficiary at this event. The event will start from the usual place Ballykeel, Baptist church car park, and will assemble from 6.30 pm for a 7.30pm start. Over 100 tractors will take part, mostly Ferguson but all makes are welcome. Both the committee and myself are sure that all attenders will be proud to be associated with such a very worthy cause.
On site will be Children’s Hospice volunteers and a free BBQ for exhibitors and those taking part.
Our route this year has been changed and travels as follows:
Leaving Ballykeel Baptist the cavalcade proceeds to Magheraconluce Road past the memorial garden. Then left into Ballylintagh Rd, left to Magheraconluce Lane, then right to Drumlough Rd. At cross roads [Spence Engineering] travel straight ahead, then at end of Drumlough Rd taking left to Dromara Rd past Drumlough dump and returning to starting point.
The event has been very successful in the past and very beneficial to the worthy charities chosen, The Ferguson committee would like to thank all exhibitors and spectators who support this annual event, and welcome any newcomers who wish to attend. No entry application required, just turn up on the night and enjoy the atmosphere and food and at the same time support our Children’s Hospice.
Further information can be obtained from either:
Bill Forsythe – 07720262530
Gerald Law – 02892693434
For your own tractor games check out:
There are many tractor model collectors out there as evidenced by the numbers attending the various exhibitions such as the Northern Ireland Toy and Model Show earlier this year. This hobby has grown over the years and some of the models available now are so detailed that it is impossible to tell a model from the real thing if photographed in the right setting.
See more photographs like these at this site for inspiration: National Minitrac
This advertisement in an old Meccano Magazine from September 1959 may bring back some memories from your childhood or inspire you to add it to your collection. Note the title as a Massey-Harris-Ferguson whose 60th anniversary we celebrate this year.
And finally for all you collectors out we still have some limited edition Ferguson TE20 and MF35 with Homestead background still available from our shop (£10 +p&p)
There are many Ferguson Tractors through out the world and we would really like to see your photos of your Ferggie or any Ferggies that you come across on your travels, like this series of photographs taken on a remote part of the coast of Turkey. No disputes here about the colour of the grey!
If you have any unusual or unique photographs of a Ferguson that you would like to share please send them to: firstname.lastname@example.org marking them: “FERGUSONUNUSUAL PHOTO”. We will put the best onto our new website.