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Throwback Thursday

Little Grey Fergie

Throwback Thursday travels back to Cheshire in the late 1980s.

A competitor in the Cheshire Ploughing Match using a little grey Fergie, the nickname for the Ferguson TE20 farm tractor. TE20 meant Tractor English 20 horsepower.

Throwback Thursday: 8th October 2020
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Travel Tuesday

Old Fordson Tractor

Travel Tuesday is visiting the Cheshire Ploughing Match in the 1980s.

This is a competitor using an old Fordson tractor in the ploughing match.

Weekly Prompts: Wheels
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Travel Tuesday

Horse drawn plough

This week’s Travel Tuesday is paying a visit to the Cheshire Ploughing Match in the late 1980s.

I had gone to the event to photograph the various farming practices and equipment.

This is one of the competitors in the horse drawn category.

 

Travel Tuesday: Ploughing with a horse

 

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Weekly Prompts

Weekly Prompts: Wheels

This is my contribution to the Weekly Prompts Weekend Challenge: Wheels.

Having been digitising my slide archives for a few months I thought about some of the colourful wheels found on old steam traction engines and farm tractors from my years living in Cheshire, England.

 

Weekly Prompts: Wheels

Yellow wheels. A traction engine at a steam rally in Cheshire.

 

Weekly Prompts: Wheels

Red wheel detail. A steam traction engine wheel at a steam fair.

 

Weekly Prompts: Wheels

Orange wheels. A competitor in the Cheshire Ploughing Match in the 1980s.

 

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A Photo a Week Challenge

A Photo a Week: Work

When I read the prompt for Nancy’s A Photo a Week challenge: Work several ideas for a contribution came to mind.

Initially I was thinking about a small selection of photos showing various aspects of farming. In the 1980s and 1990s farming practices were a common request to photo agencies. As I was living in Cheshire, England, a farming area, and had assorted contacts in the farming community I took every opportunity to photograph farming for the agencies.

I then decided to go with a selection of photos of just one activity, ploughing, to show a variety of compositions on one subject. Knowing both the farmer whose land was being ploughed and the contractor doing the ploughing gave me unlimited access.

A vertical side view.

A Photo a Week: Work

 

A horizontal three quarter view.

A Photo a Week: Work

 

A vertical front view.

Power.

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Monthly Squares

October Squares: Furrow Lines

This is my contribution to day 21 of Becky’s October Squares: Lines photo challenge.

Lines of furrows at the Cheshire Ploughing Match.

October Squares: Lines of Furrows

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Weekly Prompts

Weekly Prompts: Sepia Ploughing.

Another contribution to the month long Weekly Prompts Photo Challenge: Sepia.

A modern shot of an old activity. If you ignore the modern clothing and vehicles it could have been an old sepia print.

Ploughing with a horse at the Cheshire Ploughing Match.

Weekly Prompts Photo Challenge: Sepia.