International TD18 crawler tractor. Gordon Purtell is on the tractor and Bernie Ratcliffe behind to the left. Shaddow of Victor Gray lower left. New Hall Farm, Little Wigborough.

It was the the first day for the tractor - it had come to the UK for building airfields during WW2 and was khaki underneath the red paint. It was bought from Blackwells at Earls Colne and Victor paid about ...
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International TD18 crawler tractor. Gordon Purtell is on the tractor and Bernie Ratcliffe behind to the left. Shaddow of Victor Gray lower left. New Hall Farm, Little Wigborough.
It was the the first day for the tractor - it had come to the UK for building airfields during WW2 and was khaki underneath the red paint. It was bought from Blackwells at Earls Colne and Victor paid about £945 for it. It was at New Hall for 30 years. At the farm sale October 1988, it sold for £1,400.
Date: 1958      


Photo: Peldon History Project - Bernard Ratcliffe
Image ID RTC_013
Category 1 Farming
Category 2 Places-->Wigborough

This image is part of the Mersea Island Museum Collection.