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Beamish 1940's Farm 5/5

Beamish - The Living Museum Of The North - Part 4

More horse drawn wagons in the area behind the main farmhouse and this lovely old Fordson tractor, complete with metal wheels, which I’m sure, going by other equipment at Beamish would be in full working order.

Beamish 1940's Farm 5/5

Beamish - The Living Museum Of The North - Part 4

More horse drawn wagons in the area behind the main farmhouse and this lovely old Fordson tractor, complete with metal wheels, which I’m sure, going by other equipment at Beamish would be in full working order.

comments (12)

  • Ray
  • United States
  • 7 Apr 2017, 00:34
Wonderful picture, Brian...Beamish is a delight!

[Post Brexit, these farm implements may regain their daily work schedules...]
Brian Walbey: Thanks Ray, we really enjoyed our visit. [Post Brexit in 2019 I for one will be hanging out the flags with joy, sorry but I'm a leaver and have been for many years]
Very nice shot! Lots of fun toys!
Brian Walbey: Thanks Elizabeth. My Dad drove a tractor somewhat like that one in the 40's when he worked on the land.
The oldies but-goodies sure know how to win the day, Brian, don't they.
Brian Walbey: It was great to see all this old equipment, both my Grandfathers and my Dad worked on the land although my Dad moved on to other things shortly after WWII was over.
  • Chris
  • England
  • 7 Apr 2017, 06:47
I actually remember Fordson tractors with metal wheels from when I was a wee laddie Brian. That was a long time ago, no doubt in this day & age they would be required to have tyres to go upon the public highways
Brian Walbey: I can't see metal wheels being allowed as a general practice although traction engines are allowed out on the roads.
That tractor would shake you up a bit going over those cobbles
Brian Walbey: No doubt about that Bill.
Imagine sitting on that tractor all day in the pouring rain Brian.
Brian Walbey: My dad worked on the land in the early 40's.and drove a tractor like this with no cab. One day in WWII he was out in the middle of a large field on his tractor when a group of returning German bombers flew over after bombing London, he just prayed that they didn't see him below and fire their guns or jetison any unused bombs! They didn't otherwise I wouldn't be here.
Finally, a painted cart. I thought each time I saw one of your carts that they should be painted.
Brian Walbey: Most carts were/are painted, especially those reserved solely for use at rallies and displays.
  • Alan
  • Great Britain (UK)
  • 7 Apr 2017, 14:22
Fordon tractors were the major step change from the use of horses on farms. if our public roads get much worse, we'll need tractors like this to get around on smile
Brian Walbey: It certainly looks small compared with modern tractors.
  • Lisl
  • Bath, England
  • 7 Apr 2017, 14:27
What sort of date would that be, Brian?
Brian Walbey: I guess the 1940's Lisl, my Dad worked on the land at that time and drove a tractor similar to this. (See my reply to Chad if you get time)
  • Philine
  • Germany
  • 7 Apr 2017, 16:08
I can imagine the sound of this tractor.
Brian Walbey: So can I, it was a shame they didn't have it going while we were there.
They do keep the place in pretty good nick, don't they?
Brian Walbey: Considering what a large area it covers and the multitude of buildings and other things to be looked after th whole museum is very well looked after.
  • Astrid
  • Netherlands
  • 9 Apr 2017, 16:28
Love these farm shots. There is always so much to see at a farm. Also the pictures for Saturday and Sunday are a joy, thank you Brian, as always.
Brian Walbey: Thanks very much for looking back and catching up Astrid, glad you enjoyed my pics.

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