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PostPosted: Fri Apr 22, 2016 8:00 am 
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Fat Hill wrote:
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I do remember when John Flatt, from St James's brought his 4040s across to Hoxne to help poor old Ian out back in 1993; he'd got in a muddle with his drilling and john had finished. He drove probably 12 miles with a 4m roterra/lely drill on the back, no escort vehicle, no beacons, just had God on his side I guess.

His only comment when his cavalier approach was questioned was a big grin, and said that when a car came towards him, he just breathed in.

His 4040s was quite a beast, which he pulled 6 furrows of dowdeswell dp7 no problem. He might have open end the pump up a bit

I liked Flatty.
A decent sort, dry but a good laugh.
He was married to my mates aunty before they split.


So someone was related in Norfolk. :roll:


Anyone with half a brain knows that St. James is in Suffolk. It's in the golden triangle between halesworth, Harleston and Bungay, known locally as "the Saints"

It is the domain if the terminally inter-married, although fresh blood does make it in to the gene pool from time to time, to avoid the web feet, and single eye, prevalent in most of Norfolk

However, the traditional Suffick gene which gives all the men female genetalia in place of the male equivalent, is still very prevalent to this day.

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A bit of said new, the farm i worked at in my 20s is now for sale.Three generations of farming has come to an end.
Here are a few photos of then and now.
This is the barn on top of the hill, it was always windy, used in the past to dry grain.
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We used to tip the sugar beet in front of it and store equipment in there for the winter.
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Most of the land was a round the barn,
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Anyway, a few days a way with the family, had a quick visit to Flixton.
http://www.aviationmuseum.net/
A plane
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A bit of heli flying, with a very RAF man.
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A copy of the Clodzit glider
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A plane made nearby.
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A few more planes,
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A few German bits,
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Very good. :)

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We had a great time, no admission fee, just a donation, some were putting notes in, some coins, I would think it would be down to what you feel it was worth.
The old boy that showed us around was in is 80s, an ex RAF pilot, I think his job was a "meet and greet" he had two RAF hats on him. he Said "Can your boys fly a helicopter? No! come this way" The boys got on the heli, got the rooters spinning and he showed them how to fly it, he then said "You have bloody crashed it!" He then said " "I hope you dont mind a bit of RAF speak?"
I think it was a bit hard luck if we did. Lovly old boy, I dont think any one was going to tell hi what to do.


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A story behind the crash,
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A pointy thing,
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Some planes,
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Some wheels
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Best be careful with that pointy thing,might have someone's eye out..

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Another relation of LM ? His gran works at that place we went off the A1

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Another relation of LM ? His gran works at that place we went off the A1

Oh you mean the old girl who showed us round Old Warden.
She was ace. 8)

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Then went to the Ipswich Transport Museum.
Any thing and every thing about Suffolk.
Ransomes
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A model rail way that stopped working,
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A proper bus,
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A lot of fire engine,
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A 110 Scania,
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I remember those Russell Davies wagons and the Bristol FL's.
I know someone who'd love to see the Ransomes combine.

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Lord Muck wrote:
I remember those Russell Davies wagons and the Bristol FL's.
I know someone who'd love to see the Ransomes combine.


http://www.ipswichtransportmuseum.co.uk/


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As a kid, I remember the farmer over the hedge running a Ransomes combine like that. I say running, but it seemed to spend a lot of time not doing that.

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Does that lorry belong to the guy who writes Doctor Who


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Ransomes combines specialised in not running. As did their epic Hunter 2 row SP sugarbeet harvester. Ploughs were ok. Up until 1982.

I can't believe they're not still in business . A fine Suffolk company. Mowers were good though

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