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This was where I had my first encounter
with the little giant
(otherwise known as a McCormick International B275)
We had 2 of these tractors one was fitted
with a loader
the other had a canvas cab classed as all-weather cabs in those days. I would often stray off our farm early in the morning and go and help ralph milk cows.
When I was 8 year old I used to change
tires at the local garage now called harlow hill garage used to be Tulips
garage my father was a tenant on one of the Duke of Northumberland estate farms
now run by Ralph lockey and son Richard . just
before the 11+ we moved to warkworth where I attended the local school and then
When we lived at warkworth my father worked for Nickersons seeds, I don't know if they are still in business.
While at warkworth all my spare time was spent angling for trout in the River coquet after about 18 months to two years we moved from Warkworth in Northumberland to the Isle of Wight, not quite from the most northerly of England to the most southerly (but nearly).
While on the Isle of Wight my father was arable Forman on the Watchingwell farms estate owned by a tycoon who had something to do with a Kent football team ,while not at school ,first Newport middle and then Carisbrooke high, I spent quite a bit of spare time working for Farm relief services leading grain off the combines in the early autumn and building silage clamps in the summer and then at a later stage I used to help Rob Furnell lead bales of hay and straw back to the stack yard(s) these were the small original bales we used to shift about 3000 bales a day from all over the island , just before we left the island I went on a link course to Newport technical college, where I studied all types of engineering this was when I learned the fundamentals of engine operation. We left the island due to a fallout between my father and the owner of the estate,so without a job we left and came back to the Newcastle area.
My father then aqiured a job with British gas as an agricultural liaison inspector, meanwhile I went to Wallbottle west high school but there was no technical link course for me .So I left at the soonest opportunity and got an apprenticeship with Adams & Gibbon after about 6-7 years the company was bought out by Bristol street motors ,a company based in the Birmingham area.
by contrast to the now classic IH574 you see below rated at 72hp
take a look at this 170 hp john deere
this powerhouse is owned and run by a local contractor the land it is working was set aside since
harvest 2001(fallow in old terminology)
knives and there use
To those people in the north east of england that have "off road/ 4x4 " vehicles should realy make contact with (watch this space) these people put the average land rover/discovery to the very best use
and they are always looking for new members
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