THE fourth annual Old Timers Tractor Rally took place on the weekend of August 5-6.

Exhibitors came from all over England and Wales to take part and the event was well supported by local enthusiasts, including many from Radnorshire.

The rally was held at a new site this year, at Mill Meadow, Ivingtonbury, near Leominster. The rally is the brainchild of Edward Price, Chris Tranter and the late Ken Crowther, and primarily for pre 1950 vintage and veteran tractors with the addition of stationary engines and classic commercials sections.

Visitors to the event were treated to the delightful sight of seeing some of the rarest tractors parading around the play pen.


One of the visitors was Paul Ducksbury who had brought a number of tractors including a 1938 Marshall Model M and 1938 Case LA. On display was a tremendous line up of 18 Marshall tractors and crawlers as well as the added attraction of the sight of two sets of threshing boxes and balers working. 

Some of the more local tractor participants were Gordon Morris, of Bucknell, who had his Lanz D1706 2 stroke diesel combined with Bamford mower. Michael Price, of Knighton, had his 1945 Farmall H which was in original condition and his 1949 restored David Brown Cropmaster. 

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Paincastle’s Lee Miles came with his Case C, Colin Lewis, of Talgarth, had his 1919 Case 10-18. John Edwards, also of Bucknell, had his Herefordshire registered 1948 Ferguson T20 complete with grass harrows.

Rally organiser Edward Price, from Bucknell, had many of his collection on display of a 1919 International Titan, a 1938 Case C and 1926 Wallis 20-30.

County Times: Old Timers Rally

In the light commercial section, Presteigne's John Lewis had two of his fleet of Unimogs, one being on display was a 1953 ex Swiss army as well as his unrestored 1967 forward control Land Rover.  Organiser Chris Tranter, from Bucknell, had his 1954 Landrover series 1. In the classic commercials, Mike and Gill Chandler, of Llandrindod Wells, brought a 1978 AEC Mercury lorry and a rare 1940 George Fowell dumper. 

Paul Nicholls had his unusual 1971 Shelvoke and Drewry TB2. Lloyds of Ludlow had two of their heritage lorries on display, both Maudsley Mogul’s, a 1946 and a 1949 versions respectively.  Gammond Transport, of Hereford, had their 1933 Ford A, while Andrew Wheeler had his 1947 Foden ST timber tractor.