Our Standard Fordson N tractor stands proudly outside of the Museum and, come rain or shine, lets the visitors know just where the Museum is.
We love a bit of detective work, delving into the annals of farming history. Any eagle-eyed tractor afficionados may spot that the metal mudguards on our particular model are smaller in size than usual. It’s from this vital clue that we know it dates from World War Two, when measures were taken to reduce metal usage.
In a previously male-dominated industry, our tractor is as likely to have been driven by women from the Land Army, toiling to feed the nation. To this end, ours has been restored to its wartime green paint. Before the war, Standard Fordson N tractors would be a riot of orange, making them far too tantalising targets during German aerial bombardments of Britain. A much more appropriate shade of dark green was introduced, which is how ours remains. It’s enough to make all other tractors green with envy.
And speaking of which, if our tractor takes your fancy, why not snap it up before someone else does?
For the adopter, and with our thanks, you will receive...