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The open-air show will have an Olympic focus at Windsor Racecourse this year


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special display of turf machin- ery, tools and artefacts from the years 1908 and 1948 is being staged alongside their


2012 counterparts at this year’s IOG SALTEX open space management show


(Windsor Racecourse 4-6 September) to commemorate the historic Olympic events – and perhaps to jolt a few memo- ries for some visitors. Working closely with the Hall and


Duck Trust – an international collection of 1,000 lawn mowers, dating from the 1850s, plus home to an extensive mate- rial archive – IOG SALTEX will provide visitors with a chance to view a range of mechanised and pedestrian-controlled machinery and tools, as well as a large selection of interesting artefacts, photo- graphs and posters from bygone years. The aim of the display is to show com-


parative equipment from each of the years when the Olympic Games were held in London, illustrating how the industry has changed over the 104-year period. Included in the display will be a rare


Ransomes 30-inch Patent Motor Mower


Ransomes 30 inch Patent Motor Mower of 1907 (a pedestrian machine), the like of


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IOG SALTEX 2012 will be held on 4-6 September at Windsor Racecourse, Berkshire. It will embrace fine turf and sports surfaces, turf maintenance equipment, children’s outdoor play and safety surfacing, landscaping, contractors, commercial vehicles, outdoor leisure and facilities management, as well as software and security equipment. The show is attended by open space management professionals and contractors – from groundsmen and greenkeepers through to play officers, architects, designers and surveyors as well as local authority and outdoor leisure facility managers. www.iogsaltex.co.uk


which would have been used in 1908 for the Olympic events. The original owner was Somerset County Cricket Club and the machine is still in running order. Members of the trust will be available to offer visi- tors more information on the day. Visit www.hdtrust.co.uk for more details.


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