John Attrill on Tractors
There wasn’t a tractor here until 1940 and then that was the start of big changes, you know, with cultivation.
Horses were gradually phased out but not all of a sudden. The tractor was a Fordson Standard with iron spade lug wheels, you know, and I think it cost £140 new if I remember rightly. I can’t remember what people earnt In those days but two or three pounds I expect a week, ‘cos pre-war.
It was mostly used for ploughing and cultivations and for some time the horses would be doing the transport on the lighter jobs, but gradually, gradually tractors took over.