2 lines of tractors and some farm machinery awaiting the auction of Gordon Sutcliffe's property

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Title

2 lines of tractors and some farm machinery awaiting the auction of Gordon Sutcliffe's property

Subject

person_local

Description

The image shows a number of tractors which belonged to Gordon Sutcliffe lined up ready for auction. There are also 2 pieces of haymaking machinery on the left. According to Gordon's wife Dorothy, the white parts were an earlier acquisition which shook out and rolled up the hay, but the red part, called "centipede" was a later piece of equipment and was much better at doing the job. The tractor the to the right of the haymaking equipment is a Fordson, with registration HWW861 written on it (See omeka photo #64 for a better view and more information)
The image shows large haybales in the filed behind, and views over to Heptonstall and beyond to Wadsworth on the skyline. You can also see Dorothy Sutcliffe, Gordon's wife, along with Nick Wilding between the rows of tractors. Nick is interviewing Dorothy and making a recording for the SHED (Blackshawhead Local History Group) archives.
Auction. Following Gordon's death a public auction of his large collection including engineering, motor and farming artefacts was held on his small holding at Blackshaw Head overlooking Colden. It was held on 8th September 2007 and the auctioneers were Silverwoods of Clitheroe. People came from far and wide and many local people attended.

Creator

Steve North and Eileen Stewart, Badger Lane, Blackshawhead.

Date

c 08/09/2007: taken

Contributor

Made available by: Steve North and Eileen Stewart, SHED members.
Edited by Edith Bowman

Format

jpg

Language

English

Type

scanned still image

Identifier

omeka item id#:65
original file name: IMGP7827.JPG

Files

IMGP7827.JPG

Citation

Steve North and Eileen Stewart, Badger Lane, Blackshawhead., “2 lines of tractors and some farm machinery awaiting the auction of Gordon Sutcliffe's property ,” SHED (Blackshaw Local History Group) Archive, accessed February 24, 2018, http://blackshawhistory.org/items/show/65.

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