Tractor Day is always a welcome event at Heage Windmill as these vintage machines complement the 225-year-old two-star listed windmill: tractors were responsible for changing farming practices forever, helping to make horses redundant.
We are expecting about 20 to 30 tractors at the mill. These will include a 60-year-old Fordson Major and some David Browns, together with Field Marshalls and Massey Fergusons, most of which have been restored to pristine working condition.
We are also expecting a steam engine and barn engine to be on site plus an assortment of small portable steam engines. The mill will award a certificate to Tractor of the Day. John Allsop, who organises the Tractor group said: ‘All our group enjoy coming to Heage windmill because we love both tractors and this wonderful old windmill’.