Vin­tage trac­tors still go­ing strong

Kentish Express Ashford & District - - OFF THE RECORD -

VIN­TAGE trac­tors wound their way through vil­lage lanes dur­ing an an­nual fund-rais­ing event. More than 70 vin­tage and clas­sic trac­tors took part in the event to raise funds for the Pil­grims Hospice. The run started at New House Farm in Smar­den and did a round trip with a stop-off at the Red Lion, Char­ing Heath, for re­fresh­ments. The event was first held six years ago in me­mory of lo­cal farm worker Roy Vi­dler who died in the hospice. Mark Wil­son, of New House Farm, said: “It was great fun and we had about 100 spectators at the farm. We were lucky be­cause we hardly met any traf­fic.” The trac­tors dated from be­tween 1934 and 1975.

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Just along for the ride on the vin­tage trac­tor char­ity run

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Chris Buck­man ar­rives in his 1959 Ford­son Dex­ter

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Mike and An­gela Wil­son cel­e­brate their 40th wed­ding an­niver­sary; right, James John­son, three

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Vin­tage trac­tors rais­ing money for the Pil­grims Hospice

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