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Farmer carried to funeral on tractor and plough

Lifelong ploughman had his final wish come true when his coffin was carried on tractor and plough.


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The David Brown 850 that carried Jim to his funeral
The David Brown 850 that carried Jim to his funeral

A lifelong ploughman had his wish come true when his final journey to church saw his coffin transported on a David Brown 850.

 

James Thomas Jefferies Stevenson – known as Jim to many – had his coffin mounted on a specially constructed coffin tray that led the half-mile journey to St Andrew’s Church, Leicestershire on Monday (October 31).

 

His love of tractor and plough saw him to travel the world, including trips to North America and Europe, and participation in a vintage cultivation event in South Africa.

 

Despite mobility issues in his later years, Mr Stevenson had always been a huge fan of trailing plough for outings to ploughing matches and used the Massey Harris Pacemaker before turning to more modernised David Brown tractors.

 

Friends and family said it was a ‘fitting send-off’ for Jim, who died the day after his ninetieth birthday.


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