Monday, 23 October 2017

Legion raises £500 with convoy to mark WWI centenary

A CONVOY of vintage tractors raised more than £500 for the Kidmore End branch of the Royal British Legion with a journey between two pubs.

The seven tractors and trailers with almost 100 passengers went from the Reformation in Gallowstree Common to the Maltsters Arms in Rotherfield Greys.

They later returned to the Reformation for a barbecue and live music from local band The Echo. The event was organised by David Young, chairman of the branch, and Sam Murray, landlady of the Reformation.

The tractors are owned by branch members and among the models that took part in the seven-mile round trip were a Massey Ferguson 135, Marshall 802 and a Fordson Super Major.

Mr Young said: “These guys do a number of tractor runs in the summer, usually every two weeks, for local charities including the Thames Valley and Chiltern Air Ambulance Trust and Bishopswood Special School.

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