What's New..... at Blue Force
CANCELLED BLUE FORCE EVENT Due to circumstances beyond our control we have had to cancel the proposed Working Weekend in South Dalton that was to have taken place on the 19th & 20th September. The committee are very sorry for this and for any inconvenience this may have caused.
However, the Club is pleased to announce that it will be holding a fun day of working tractors instead at Lilbourne in Warwickshire on Saturday 19th & Sunday 20th September. This is the same site as the working weekend held last September which was such a huge success. Simon Perry is the man to speak to on 07967 461021 for information and to book your place.
Blue Force BookbinderJust arrived. A BF Bookbinder to keep your Club Magazines nice and neat. Check out our shop page now.
LoveUKeira Tractor Road Trip 2015
10th - 31st AugustTim and Kirsty Lee's beautiful daughter Keira was diagnosed with a brain tumour in 2013 and died just one week later following surgery. LoveUKeira was created to try to spare other children and families from that pain and heartbreak.
On the 10th August three members of the LoveUKeira team will set off on an epic 700 mile journey on three vintage tractors, a 1961 Fordson Super Major and two 1950 Fordson Dextas, towing three vintage showman's wagons from the 1920's.
Starting in Crawley, West Sussex the team will spend three weeks on the road across the SE, hosting several events and displaying their magnificent machines at three popular country shows, all to raise awareness and vital funds for research into brain tumours.
See them at
The Cornish Steam & Country Fair 14-16 August
Fairford Steam Rally 22-23 August
Rudgwick Country Show 29-31 August
You can donate to this worthy cause by going to www.justgiving.com/loveukeiraroadtrip or by texting KEIR70 £3 to 70070
Fordson N Rowcrop Tractor Prize RaffleThe raffle for the Fordson N Rowcrop Tractor, given by Colin Dickinson, took place at the Duke of Wellington Pub at Midville near Boston on the 14th June.
The picture shows Colin drawing the winning ticket, which was held by Miss Taylor from Horncastle.
She does not want the tractor and has kindly entered it into a collective auction to be held on the the 18th July at Newark Showground, run by auctioneers Perkins George Mawer.
Colin and fellow fundraiser Dave Lyle had travelled approx 2,500 miles around the country selling tickets and have raised £16,533 for the Air Ambulance.
It's time to renew your Blue Force MembershipDear Members, your Blue Force Membership runs from April 1st to March 31st, so now is the time to renew it. There was a renewal form in your copy of our last magazine, although you may have missed it as unfortunately it was next to the postage slip lol.
Don't forget Membership includes a unique Membership card, 4 issues per year of the Blue Force Heritage magazine and the chance to attend and partake in the many shows, road runs, working days, evening talks, factory and collection visits Blue Force arranges. Check out our Diary Page for more info.
If you have already renewed, your membership card will be sent out during the last weeks of April. As always we thank you all for your continuing suport.