I hope you had a lovely Christmas. A tractor run plays a huge part of Christmas festivities local to The Vintage Scene office. 103 tractors turned out, decked in dazzling Christmas


lights, and travelled the Banburyshire roads on a dark rainy December evening. The streets were lined with spectators who dug deep into their pockets helping the organisers, RC Baker Ltd, to raise over a staggering £10k for The Katherine House Hospice. If you would like to take part with your tractor in December 2020 visit The constant downpours have sadly put paid to most of the recently planned ploughing matches across the whole Country. We did attend the Banbury & District Vintage Club match at Middle Aston and have included a report in this issue on page 12. Brother Charlie and nephew Nathan both took part, with Nathan taking home the Junior Competitor trophy. We are keen to encourage youngsters into this sport and would love to publish success stories and father son stories. In this issue we have included our 2020 Year Planner. It is a pull out

from the centre pages. A handy size, in two parts which can be easily flipped over aſter the completion of the first six months of 2020. We hope you are enjoying The Vintage Scene. We welcome any suggestions, criticism etc so that we can ensure delivery of a quality magazine to your complete satisfaction. We have been overwhelmed by all the support we have received so far in this ‘start up’ phase of the magazine - a massive THANK YOU! See you in March.

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6. Boddington Christmas Road Run 8. Claymills Victorian Pumping Station 10. Hook Norton Brewery 12. Middle Aston Ploughing 14. Stotfold Christmas Road Run 15. Year Planner 19. Diary Dates 22. Hollycombe Steam 24. 57th Scottish and European Ploughing Championships

26. Coombes’s Festive Charity Tractor Road Run

28. Newark Show - general report 31. Newark Show - The Ferguson Club

Front Cover: Graham Soule ploughing at Middle Aston with his Winget tractor (photo by HD&R Solutions) Editor and publisher

Heather Dodd Tel: 01295 404099.

Distribution & Subscriptions Sharon Dodd Tel: 01295 404099

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The Vintage Scene is published six times a year as follows: Jan/Feb, Mar/Apr, May/Jun, Jul/Aug, Sep/Oct, Nov/Dec

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appy New Year to all of you, from all of us here at The Vintage Scene.

Members of The Ferguson Club wish you a Peaceful Fergilious New Year

and look forward to welcoming you on our stands at The Somerset Vintage and Classic Tractor Show at The Royal Bath and West Showground, BA4 6QN on the 25th and 26th January 2020, or at The Spring Tractor Show, at the Three Counties

Showground, Malvern. WR3 6NW on 22nd and 23rd February 2020. The Ferguson Club will be at shows right across the country throughout

the year. Members will enthusiastically welcome you and help you with any technical query you might have. Many are time served engineers with a wealth of knowledge who will freely share that knowledge with you.

There is always a good selection of merchandise and, especially if you are in Scotland, more tea and cake than you can shake a stick at and served with a smile, regardless of what the weather might be throwing at you!

You can join on our stand, on line at or contact our

Membership Secretary on 01423 323177 or by Email at

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