Vintage tractors will be making their long-awaited return to the birthplace of Marshall Tractors this month, by making a one-off appearance to Marshall’s Yard for its farmer’s market at Gainsborough.
The Yard is steeped in history with the town being at the forefront of machine building and helping export tractors around the world since 1848.
The vintage machines will be rolled out for visitors, with some dating back as early to the 1930 and 40s, and will be showcased as part of a tour to publicise the upcoming Newark Vintage Tractor & Heritage Show held at Newark Showground on 7 and 8 November.
As well as visiting the market on Saturday 10 October, they will also be visiting Retford on 17 October.
The Newark Vintage Tractor & Heritage Show is not just a key event in the calendar for vintage tractor enthusiasts, but also a fantastically fun-filled family day and the exhibition at the farmers markets will give crowds a taste of the main event on 7 and 8 November.
Paul Ducksbury from the National Vintage Tractor & Engine Club said:
It’s great news that the tractors will be making appearances at the local farmer markets and it will give a chance for the general public to see the machines.
Gainsborough is obviously a very interesting venue, with the Marshall Tractor’s going back to where they were built all those years ago.
It will be a rare opportunity for people to see them up close and it gives ourselves great satisfaction as we preserve and look after them for events like this.
The Show at Newark is very important and with tractors from the 1930s and 40s featuring, I hope it will be well attended.
George Taylor, show manager, said:
We are only one month away now until the big event and we can’t wait to welcome all our exhibitors and visitors.
By visiting both Gainsborough and Retford with the vintage tractors we will be giving a flavour of what our show is all about as well as talking to the local people in order to promote the show.
More than 1,000 exhibitors flocked to Newark Showground for the Newark Vintage Tractor & Heritage Show last year and organisers hope that by visiting local markets, it will meet a demand for those wanting to know more about it.
Organisers will be on hand to talk about what the show has to offer and a selection of tractors and agricultural machinery will be free for visitors to take a closer look at.
The Newark Vintage Tractor & Heritage Show is open to visitors from 9am – 5pm on Saturday 7 November and from 9am – 3.30pm on Sunday 8 November 2015.
Advance tickets cost £10 for adults until 30 October, with a £2 increase on the gate on show days. Children under 17-years are free of charge when accompanied by an adult.
Weekend experience passes are also available for those wanting to camp for three nights and include four adult admission tickets all for £50, the advance offer is available until 30 October.
Tickets are available to purchase online in advance by visiting: