Book - Memoires of a Country Boy
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The latest book from the pen of 93 year old Arthur Battelle; 'Memories of a Country Boy' is Arthurs story from his earliest possible memories right up to his final days as a working man with Roadless traction. The book is full of anecdotes and thoughts from his time working on Fordson Standard N's as a boy, to travelling around Europe demonstrating Ford Tractors and then becoming a fountain of knowledge fixing Roadless 115's.
If you have read Arthurs previous books; 'Early Years on the Tractor Seat', 'More Years on the Tractor Seat' and 'Final Years on the Tractor Seat' then this in the next one for your collection. Not only is there plenty of text but Arthur has also raided his collection of photos and films to bring you a spread of illustrations, which is almost a book on its own.
This book tells the life of a country boy in 1925 written in his 93'rd year. It covers life in a farm workers family, his education, or rather the lack of it, life as a tractor contractor working for farmers during the second world war then until 1954 and afterwards for an agricultural machinery dealer. Next as a service manager for Roadless traction limited and finally, my wife and I formed an importing company called Farm Tractor Drives UK ltd.