The oldest conventional tractor was thought to be a gleaming, dark green 1948 ‘Field Marshall’ Diesel tractor; but this was a mere youngster compared to the 1923 Garrett Steam Traction engine Queen Mary, which had been beautifully restored.
It was initially owned by Sadler Bros of Stourbridge and used for hauling timber from local woods.
A ‘Best Tractor Certificate’ (as judged by the previous winner) was awarded to Dave Hornsey for his beautifully restored David Brown Task Master machine, dating back to 1948.
As well as a certificate he was presented with a model tractor mounted on a plaque.
Many visitors, apart from admiring the tractors and pump engines which were also on show, took guided tours round the windmill, or picked out ‘something they had been seeking for ages’, which was on sale at our popular Bric a Brac stand.