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Photo-a-Day  (Monday, 23rd September, 2013)

Tractor


Tractor
"For one day only" - Haigh Country Park, but not a regular service.

Photo: Ron Dawber  (Canon PowerShot G9)
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Comment by: Ken R on 23rd September 2013 at 00:17

Nice colorful photo Ron. Didn't they have, at one time, many years ago, a regular service from the Plantation Gates up to the Hall?

Comment by: Lizzie down under on 23rd September 2013 at 10:42

What a lovely photo....the colours are so vibrant....thank you Ron.....cheers!!!

Comment by: irene roberts on 23rd September 2013 at 13:09

Yes, Ken. It was green with a canvas roof in my childhood and the fare was 3d.

Comment by: Carol Coates on 23rd September 2013 at 13:57

Lovely photo. Originally a tractor pulled the carriages I think. Our garden edged the Douglas Valley so we often took a shortcut across the fields to Haigh Plantations. We'd catch the tractor or cycle, which was not allowed, so we'd jump off and push our bikes if we heard the tractor approaching. It was always a great day out.

Comment by: Brian B on 23rd September 2013 at 15:11

Your right Carol cycling was not allowed in the "Plants" but if you were crafty you could hitch a ride holding on to the last carriage.
The "Elves and Safety" would go ballistic now!!

Comment by: John H on 24th September 2013 at 17:27

Well snapped Ron, I have never seen that train before

Comment by: Jean F (Wales) on 25th September 2013 at 19:55

That1s a nice summery picture.

Comment by: Derek Callaghan on 25th September 2013 at 21:57

Your memory to remember the old 'train is wonderful. I'd completely forgotten what it looked like back then. Hope you and Peter are keeping okay, and that you had some lovely 40's days.

Comment by: Gillian on 28th September 2013 at 16:07

Check this out re'the original 'tractor'
http://freespace.virgin.net/neil.worthington/tractor.htm

Comment by: anna on 29th September 2013 at 03:24

great memorys of the old tractor & the plants.

Comment by: Barry Cusick on 1st October 2013 at 19:32

The Land Train was Hired for the day by The Friends of Haigh Country Park with the Help of the 3 local ward councilars : Chris Ready/Johhn Hilton and Ron Conway,who we thank very much for there help and asssistance.

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