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Tuesday, 28 November 2017

The Wee Fergie



Harry Ferguson is haled as one of Ulster's famous sons and fondly remembered in the local farming community for his 'wee Fergie' tractor.  Many farmers still own one and there is an annual parade of them nearby.  This wee Ferguson tractor sits on the roadside as you enter Dromore, a town situated within a few miles of Harry Ferguson's home.

Here is the monument to him at his home farm.





Linking with Tom's Tuesday Treasures HERE

And Signs, Signs HERE

23 comments:

  1. What a local historical figure, lovely photos and thanks for sharing. Greetings to you.

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  2. Very interesting and I enjoyed the photos.

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  3. Hello, I like the memorial sculpture of Harry! Happy Tuesday, enjoy your day!

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  4. The monument's a really good one. Quite life-like.

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  5. Love the monument. He appears to be making more plans in his head.
    Lots of rivalry in our surrounding farm country. It all comes down to what the color of your tractor reveals.

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  6. A wonderful monument, very lively this way.

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  7. What a fun monument to this fellow and his tractor! I've heard of Ferguson tractors. I'm not sure why but I have heard of them.

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  8. This tractor reminds me of my uncle's ford tractor. Similar in size and color. Love the gate!

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  9. I used to drive one of them when I was a teenager working on the farm. Great little tractors.

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  10. I love that sculpture of him!

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  11. ...change the oil regularly and these tractors will run forever. Christine, thanks for sharing this agricultural treasure. Please stop back again.

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  12. Great little tractor though I have seen photos of the staue before

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  13. You still see them around here too. That's a very nice sculpture of him.

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  14. That would really tear up the dirt! So it is considered wee by farming standards? I love his statue, so natural looking with his foot propped on the fence and having a thoughtful countenance.

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  15. Interesting and I like the statue of him leaning on the fence.

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  16. I like how his statue is posed. The tractor parade sounds interesting!

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  17. Nice to see that Harry is remembered!

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  18. It's always neat to see old tractors. My grandpa collects two cylinder John Deere tractors.

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  19. Lovely photos and I remember the Ferguson tractors here in Australia.

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  20. Love the old tractor and that statue of Ferguson hanging on the gate is lovely.

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