Tuesday, 24 November 2009
We went out yesterday, gathering some details as we went, including some missing speed limits. On Priory Road we came across the oldest, slowest tractor I think I've ever seen on the road. It looked unsteady and probably unroadworthy. It was only managing about 5mph, off the bottom of my speedometer, so it wasn't causing much of an obstruction as getting past was very easy. We finished our job and headed back along Priory Road, only to find the thing still plodding along. It looked like more of a museum piece than a working tractor but it did look to be going a bit faster, maybe 8mph. A decent part of its load was now strewn along the road.