A Low Fulney couple announced their joint birthday party on Simon Mayo’s Radio 2 Drivetime because they were celebrating with a tractor working day.
Anne Clow (60) and husband Trevor (65) were given the use of a field opposite their home in Weston Hills Road by farmer Bob Noble.
“We had approximately 50 tractors turn up,” said Anne.
There was a big marquee, Roffes Catering supplied food, Charlie and Marie Rawlings, from The Priors Oven, sold a few beers and John and Audrey Crowden, from Rutland, provided music with a fairground organ.
Anne outlined the plans on air, putting out an open invitation for people to come along, and says around 200 people joined in the celebrations.
She said: “Simon Mayo told me ‘you really know how to live it up’. We had a few people turn up on the Sunday who had heard about it on the radio.
“It was a really good day – it was excellent – and there was a lovely atmosphere.”
Anne and Trevor organised the working day with the help of fellow tractor enthusiasts Paul Beecham and John Buffham.
Some £400 was raised at the couple’s party in the field and it will be donated to the Motor Neurone Disease Society as John and Mary Buffham’s daughter, Julie, sadly lost her husband Andrew Grantham (50) to the disease two years ago.
Anne said: “We are very tempted to do another one next year for St Barnabas.”
Anne and Trevor have been married for 35 years and celebrate their milestone birthdays on consecutive days.
The couple met through stock car racing – spectator Anne was a fan of the sport and watched Trevor race as a Crowland Jackdaw at Boston stadium.
These days Trevor is a lorry driver with FreshLinc and a potato grower.
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