We're delighted, once again, to be joined by the David Brown Tractor Museum with their fascinating display of tractors and farm equipment, plus a WW2 Spitfire. Meltham Memories have also curated a fascinating collection of local history artefacts.
Apart from a range of tractors, farm machinery and equipment, there will also be a fascinating display curated by Meltham Memories which will help give some wider context into the area’s local history.
David Brown held a Royal warrant for their tractors and were winners of Queens Award for both export and innovation, with their tractors being haralded as a pioneering force in design. They were also the first mass produced tractors to be equipped with a hydraulic lift.
In 1946, David Brown acquired a then little known car maker called Aston Martin.
Also famous for the design of gears for aircraft and other military equipment, DB made a tremendous impact on Britain's WW11 efforts. See the static WW11 Spitfire on display in this area.
Our thanks to the following for their help and assistance:
- Roger Brereton and John Torley from the Museum
- Antony Oade and Steve Gash at AMOC
- Meltham Parish Council.