This brings to an end our trip to Darlington, without doubt none of this story would of been possible without a great deal of work by Chris, Phil, and Alison, for there hospitality and kindness
also brother Thomas who came to help on combines, the work involved in preparing just one of these old girls for harvest is enough! but multiply that by 4 and you can imagine the dedication it takes, but as Chris points out these Combines do him proud every
harvest and he and them will retire together. I would also like to take the oportunity to thank my friends Barry Taylor Hillary Pugsley, And Robert White ,when i approached the idea of going
to Darlington to help Chris run these four combines despite all of our busy lives there was no hesitation count us in!! Rob brought a special feel to the occasion after all his experiences working the harvests stateside, and when the combining finnished at
night Rob would recall many experiences he had as a young man operating these machines across that vast country.
We are all very gratefull for the media coverage from Classic Tractor, Tractor and Machinery, and also The Farmers Weekly who sent out Photographers to capture this event, Dave Bowers and Sandy Cox for their patience in catching the right shots also Mark
Oliver. I hope you have enjoyed this story and the subsequent photographs and film clips! Thank You Colin Cloude