Smithfield Show

  • The Fordson Major story

    The Fordson Major story

    Chris Graham on 4th August 2021

    Jonathan Whitlam tells the fascinating Fordson Major story in this, the 70th anniversary year of this influential tractor range from Ford.

  • Fantastic Ford Force 4000!

    Fantastic Ford Force 4000!

    Chris Graham on 22nd July 2021

    The fantastic Ford Force 4000 was a top-selling tractor in the late 1960s and can represent a great first tractor for new buyers today.

  • Fordson E1A Series at 70!

    Fordson E1A Series at 70!

    Chris Graham on 5th July 2021

    Jane Brooks takes a nostalgic look back at the Fordson E1A Series tractors in this, the 70th anniversary year of its launch.

  • Amazing agricultural images!

    Amazing agricultural images!

    Chris Graham on 1st May 2021

    Peter Loves shares some amazing agricultural images from the AJ Ward & Co archive, provided by the Sussex Steam Engine Club's Steve McIntosh.

  • Agricultural developments: 1959

    Agricultural developments: 1959

    Chris Graham on 23rd January 2020

    It’s 1959 a new decade is about to be born and the latest agricultural developments are revealed at the Smithfield Show in December, as Tony Hoyland explains. Business was thriving for Roadless Traction Ltd, which was exhibiting its four-wheel-drive conver­sion…