Welcome to issue two of The Vintage Scene. Issue one seemed to be very well received, seeing an influx of subscriptions and content submission. We thank you all for your support. We would love to hear from you with any feature ideas, and general opinions; we welcome your


advice on content, and please let us know of ways we can improve. I recently took delivery of my new steed, a beautifully restored little grey

Fergie. We will publish it’s restoration pictures of in a future issue. I have to admit I am quite smitten with her. She does however need a name, any ideas? My partner, Robin, was so impressed that he went and bought himself a Fergie too!

The ploughing season is now in full swing, so we have few match

reports in this issue. Team ‘Vintage Scene’ went to Rousham, where Charlie qualified for next year’s Nationals. He also went to the Welsh Nationals where he won the horticultural class, and then up to Lincolnshire to secure a third in the 2019 Nationals. Nathan, Charlie’s son won his first match at The Warriner School, Bloxham. This victory was awe- some with Nathan being a pupil at The Warriner School. I imagine the dinner table conversation was fun that evening, being the victor over his father! Have a fantastic Christmas

and (as the advert says) a Fergielicious New Year! See you in January


Team ‘Vintage Scene’ at Rousham Charlie, Sharon & Nathan Dodd


4. Teagle’s “Golden Bullet” fires again 6. The Kitchiners of Shillington 8. Bygones of Bedfordshire 10. Mendip Ploughing Society 12. Rousham Ploughing 13. Jack’s Story 14. The warriner School Open Farm and Vintage Ploughing Match

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Members of The Ferguson Club continue to wish The Vintage Scene every success with their new venture and wish you A Very Happy Christmas and a Fergielicious New Year

The Ferguson Club has been supporting the Vintage Tractor Movement since it was formed, more than 30 years ago. Nowhere better to see this than our presence at the Shows up and down the country.

We aim to have a stand at every major show in the country and the Newark Vintage Tractor Show on November 9th & 10th wraps things up for this year. We will have our stand in The George Stephenson Hall and will be exhibiting 6 tractors and a 1920’s horse drawn plough.

You can join on our stand, on line at or contact our Membership Secretary on 01423 323177 or by Email at membership

It might just be the best £20 you spend!

16. Horse Logging 17. Subscription Form 18. Keith Billington Memorial Tractor Road Run 20. Llanwarne Agricultural Society 76th Ploughing Mach & Six Nations Championship

22. The Great Yorkshire Traction Engine Club Duncombe Park Steam Rally

24. Diary Dates 28. 69th British National Ploughing Championships


Front Cover: Alister Hett ploughing at Rousham with his John Deer L (photo by HD&R Solutions) Editor and publisher

Heather Dodd Tel: 01295 404077.

Distribution & Subscriptions Sharon Dodd Tel: 01295 404077.

Advertising Sales Sharon Trewin Tel: 01295 404077

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