In the sixties you would have been well pleased to have a cab on your tractor! One company who made that possible for all makes was the Lamborn company, also Alexander Duncan,

This original mint condition 399 was entered by local tractor collector Chris Stuckey

The famous Ferguson pressure control system seen here restored behind a 165

Another linkage winch at show in its working clothes!

The oldest Ferguson at the show!! No punctures to worry about!!?The Ferguson Brown, built at the David Brown Factory in Huddersfield uk, £225 price tag!! A service kit for a modern tractor today!!

A good strong arm on a cold morning required!! Celebrating its 80 years since its first launch into service!!

The first loader fitted to a T20

This Fe35 was purchased new in 1958 and spent its working life in my home village! It was bought in 2007 by local man Roy Bailey who keeps it in good running order.

It was good to meet up once again with Alan Clapp who is well known on the show circuit for his Massey models, this year he has excelled in his fully working 410 model Alan asked me to cast an eye over his latest creation! to be honest im in awe of the man, everything works even the control levers activate the table and reel!! and it moves under its own steam, and the six walkers move in the rear!! i want one! easier to store?

Alans earlier creation, well known on the show circuit

Model 410 in action!!

4 seperate electric motors! well done Alan, highlight of my week end!!

Ploughs a plenty!!

This local T20 tractor is fitted with the Scottish aviation cab, this would be a luxury for the lucky operator back then!

An outdoor shot of Toms lovely original T20 .c/w the aviation cab and the wing shaped roof!! I bet this tractor has plenty of stories to tell!

The old and the new working in harmony in Somerset

Tractor Show!

Well that brings an end to the local show for another year, it was as always another enjoyable weekend, and great to catch up with friends who we don't get to see often enough unfortunately.

The theme this year Ferguson and implements, was a great success, and thanks to The Friends of Ferguson , and The Ferguson Club and its members the venue was packed both days!!

Once again thanks must go to Nick and Mike, and their small army of volunteers who make it all happen every year.

Obviously there was a lot more tractors of every make at show, and they were vitally important in their day to do the work expected,  but because of space on this website unfortunately I haven't included them this year.

Make a date to visit the Show next year.


Kind regards

colin cloude


23.12.2016 00:16

nicolas from France

Unfortunately, the 28 january I'm not in holidays :(
Maybe a next time !
Thank you for your reply.
Have a nice chrismas ;)

20.12.2016 22:33

Nicolas from France

Hello Colin Cloude, I was looking your blog when I fell on the creations of Alan Clapp. It's a amazing job ! Do you have more pictures ? I think I will come to England a day to see this ;)

20.12.2016 22:53

Colin cloude

Hi Nicholas thank you for you're comments, worthwhile making a trip over to UK in January 28/1/17 to see the Tractor Show at Shepton Mallet! Only 17 miles from Bristol Airport.
Regards Colin