News from Norfolk: The Fordson Major

October 6, 2013


Well Wally,
Peter’s boy David has been round. We spoke for some time whilst his dad looked through the kitchen drawers for an Allen key. His university is nowhere near Gainsborough apparently. He is at Lancaster University and he goes to those all you can eat buffets some of which cost him nearly £10! He says Lancaster is a smallish town, like Dereham, but with more gravy. Students come from all over the world to study there. He’s met 2 welshmen, 1 scot and would you believe it? A girl from Beccles. He has a lady friend, but has not proposed I’m glad to say. I’ve told him to be careful not to mention he stands to inherit a Fordson Major tractor to her. We know how these girls get ideas. I remember I made the mistake of mentioning my father had a sidecar and access to the vicar’s tandem to a young sweetheart from Fakenham. From then on in I’d station my brother David at Pig’s Snout corner to holler when he saw her coming on her bike of a Sunday. I’d then spend the next couple of hours in the ditch at the back till she got tired and cycled back to Fakenham. We weren’t all blessed with meeting a Joan like yours Wally.
I’m off to bed after I’ve had a look in next doors wheelie bin.
Hope this finds you well.


2 Responses to “News from Norfolk: The Fordson Major”

  1. Ha! What a hoot! Pretty good advice about not spilling ownership of things, methinks. What’s the wheelie bin? Next door, like the next room? These are just plain fun.

  2. next door = next door neighbour. Wheelie bin – dustbin on wheels provided by local council. It’s very strange though – wheelie bins didn’t appear hear ’til the 90’s? Could this be the first indication the letters aren’t authentic??

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