Barry’s 700-mile charity tractor drive should end in Bury on Saturday

Barry Colson is is nearing the end of his tractor run from Fort William  ANL-161204-153826009
Barry Colson is is nearing the end of his tractor run from Fort William ANL-161204-153826009
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Stanningfield farmer Barry Colson is on the final leg of his 700-mile charity drive in a 1952 Ferguson TEF 20 tractor from Fort William in Scotland back to Bury St Edmunds.

He is expected to arrive at Angel Hill, near the war memorial, at about 3pm on Saturday and is raising money for Cancer research UK and the Donkey Sanctuary.

Barry had been offered the classic tractor by friends of his daughter who moved from Thurston to Fort William, and accepted the challenge to drive it back.

He set off on May 13 and has been using back roads because, even with larger wheel, the tractor only manages 15 to 18mph. He is setting out from Scunthorpe today.

Please note that the organisers have changed his arrival point from that stated in today’s BFP.