Chris Graham reports from the 2022 Spring Fayre at Laughton, East Sussex; a brilliant event for all classic and vintage vehicle enthusiasts.
For those of you who weren’t able to make it to this year’s Spring Fayre in Laughton, in East Sussex, over the Jubilee weekend, here’s some photographs to give you a flavour of the celebratory event.
There’s almost too much to see at Laughton, as this photo illustrates, there are classic cars, motorbikes, a circus, steam engines, trade stands and, of course, tractors.
Lot’s of the exhibitors camp at the Spring Fayre, and there’s a real holiday feel about the showground. This unlucky MF 135 didn’t appear to have been tucked up under a cover overnight, unlike its neighbour!
This MF 135 takes the idea of a minimalistic cab to a whole new level! Do you think the headlights are new?
There were plenty of ‘working clothes’ tractors to be seen around the showground, which was great. This 1948 Ferguson TE-A 20 was entered by A Denyer, and suitably trimmed for the Jubilee.
The show has a working field and, during our visit, this Little Grey Fergie – pulling a two-furrow plough – was sensibly maintaining a safe distance from its ploughing companion, a giant County 1164!
The show ring seemed a touch smaller than usual, and it got quite busy in there are times. Drivers needed their wits about them when heading for the exit. This FE-35 grey/gold was restored by The Tractor Shed, in Rusper, W Sussex.
We don’t know if B Woolgar is driving this 1967 MF 165 but, whoever it is, she’s evidently enjoying a celebratory spin around the ring!
It’s evident that Her Majesty The Queen still holds a special place in many people’s hearts, and the depth of appreciation for her tireless efforts over the past 70 years was clear to see at the Laughton show.
One of the few, newer Massey Ferguson tractors at his show was P Richardson’s original-looking, 1989 3080. It was good to see it.
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