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    Quote Originally Posted by The PNP View Post
    Todays cyclist is very often tomorrows motorist.....I myself gained several years valuable on-road experience with a bike, before I turned seventeen and took to the road with a car.
    Sure likewise as far as the bike is concerned, but totally illegally driving farm tractors all over the place from 14 years old and no-one batted an eyelid, today all hell would be let lose.





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    Quote Originally Posted by silver fox View Post
    Sure likewise as far as the bike is concerned, but totally illegally driving farm tractors all over the place from 14 years old and no-one batted an eyelid, today all hell would be let lose.
    Some years ago, I've seen teenage lads take the 'tractor test', on the lane where we were living....Seemed to comprise of a quick drive up and down, whilst the examiner stood and watched.
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    Quote Originally Posted by The PNP View Post
    Some years ago, I've seen teenage lads take the 'tractor test', on the lane where we were living....Seemed to comprise of a quick drive up and down, whilst the examiner stood and watched.
    I wasn’t even old enough to take any test, like many others in rural areas driving tractors in the field as soon as I could reach the pedals, the Grammar school I went to had longer summer holidays than most, the extra 3 weeks always went well into harvest time, any extra body who drive around the fields was very much in demand.

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    Quote Originally Posted by silver fox View Post
    I wasn’t even old enough to take any test, like many others in rural areas driving tractors in the field as soon as I could reach the pedals, the Grammar school I went to had longer summer holidays than most, the extra 3 weeks always went well into harvest time, any extra body who drive around the fields was very much in demand.
    Kids have their uses.....My parents were in the hospitality sector (we lived on the premises). When there were too many customers for the staff to handle, I'd be called upon to free-up a staff member - by taking over at the washing-up sink!
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    I like driving tractors there’s just something cool about them, I’ve driven them on the fields planting and years ago ( long before the Chinese drowned in Morecambe bay ) I used to go up to Bardsea everyday and take a big tractor and trailer ( sometimes a quad bike or trike ) out into the bay with a team of cocklers on it, we used to hire tractors off an agricultural engineer that lived right next to the beach, lots of local Southport names were there everyday , I started out working with the Rimmers then got in with another team, we did so well we ended up renting a house between 5 of us in Barrow, then a static caravan near Peel island, some days when the others were lazy and or hungover I used to walk along the coast and take a tractor far out into the bay alone ( cos I like money more than booze ) we sold our cockles straight off the beach to a trader ( fishers ) from lytham that used to appear with a wagon or brought them back to summers in Southport, we had a few close shaves with the tides ( greedy ) and have run a tractor and trailer loaded with people and cockles through deep gulleys with the fan hitting the water and the loaded back boards underwater just in time as the tide was coming in, yea quite frightening but there was serious money in it, I had a day off every two weeks when I had to be back in Southport ha.
    Yea there’s something cool about tractors

    I’ve been out at Southport on one of them older big shrimping wagons wow that’s an experience, I can only describe it as riding in a big garden shed with a big engine in the middle of it and a steering wheel so basically you are standing next to a big bare engine looking out the windows steering .

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