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WEEKEND WEB: Farming on Surfleet Fen in 1959




Fred Wilson on Combine & Gus Joy in new lorry J5 Bedford OJL 521 in 1959
Fred Wilson on Combine & Gus Joy in new lorry J5 Bedford OJL 521 in 1959

Spalding Guardian Nostalgia

Gosberton Risegate resident Mark Joy has sent us this picture of wheat being combined in 1959.

1959.

Mark says: “My Dad, Gus Joy, is driving the lorry and Fred Wilson is operating the combine. “They were working (and did for many years) for Proctor Bros Ltd,of Gosberton.

“The combine is a Claas vehicle and the lorry a J5 Bedford reg OJL 521.

The photograph was taken on a remote field called Pump Field, close to the South Forty Foot Drain, at the bottom of Broad Drove (almost three miles from Gosberton Clough, on Surfleet Fen Farm.



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