Hear the story of Henry Ford tractor at Markethill mart

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A special Harvest theme night has been arranged for the farming community, with a chance to hear the Henry Ford story, on Thursday, November 5.

The talk on the famous tractor brand and its designer will be given by Portadown man George Conn, starting at 8pm in Markethill Livestock Mart.

Henry Ford’s grandfather spent some of his early years in Co Tyrone before moving to Co Cork.

He was a very innovative young man, founding the Ford Motor Company in 1917 – though the tractor story really gets under way in 1917 when the Model F was produced, and it is still regarded as one of the most important tractors ever made.

George’s talk will look at the life of Henry Ford from an historical, engineering, farming and Christian perspective.

There will be a vintage tractor and a more modern machine on display and local farmers involved in the event, in association with The Faith Mission, will have a warm welcome for all.

There is no admission charge and refreshments will be served afterwards.

Everyone is welcome.