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The Shuttleworth Collection 2017
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slowdog294|Professional Photographer
Dandy tractor. :D
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Wait, the plate at the boiler door says it was been built in Shuttleworth! Or was that plaquette made for the collection?
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The plate says Clayton and Shuttleworth, the company that manufactured this machine and a company that played an important part of the history of the Shuttleworth Trust/Collection.

The company was founded by brothers in law, Nathaniel Clayton and Joseph Shuttleworth and it was the success of the company, also known for building agricultural machines, that allowed Joseph Shuttleworth to acquire the estate at Old Warden where the collection are based today.

Joseph had a son called Frank who would inherit the estate, however he sadly died young leaving the whole estate to his son Richard. Now Richard continued the family agriculture business but more significantly he was also into motor racing and aviation, using his estate to fly from and also to house his small collection of cars and aeroplanes. This love of aviation also lead him to joining the Royal Air Force which would sadly lead to tragedy. Unfortunately during his time with the RAF he was killed in an accident while flying a Fairey Battle in 1940 on a training flight. Distraught as you would expect her to be, his mother Dorothy set up what is known as the Shuttleworth Trust in Richard's memory, in a bid to continue her sons passion for aviation and motor vehicles and also agriculture. This is how the collection as we know it today came into existence, and was also the start of the various other things that the Shuttleworth Trust are known for such as the agricultural college and Swiss Garden, which is now visitor attraction located just behind the airfield and hangars. This garden having been landscaped in the time of Joseph Shuttleworth as part of his home and estate.

Of course as far as the collection is concerned, some of the machines that Richard collected himself are still part of the collection, however as you will be aware the trust has gone from strength to strength over the years of it's existence and has collected a great many more machines over the years. But it all can trace it's history back to the success of the Clayton and Shuttleworth company that built this traction engine.
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Thank you very much for the detailed information. Very exciting to read that there's really link.
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Shuttleworth today have one in their collection which has been named Dorothy, after Richard's mother who founded the trust. I'll upload an image of her later, but they have also preserved a 1909 Clayton and Shuttleworth Chaff cutter so the collection are very much keen on preserving their own heritage on top of preserving Britain's engineering heritage.

Clayton and Shuttleworth Chaff Cutter by Daniel-Wales-Images
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Midway2009|Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Awesome beast. :eyepopping:
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davincipoppalag|Hobbyist General Artist
an amazing old machine
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Roger-Wilco-66's avatar
Great capture and pp, Daniel! Quite a monster!
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Oooh, a traction engine.
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Embrace-Fate|Hobbyist General Artist
VERY cool... old tractors are fun to get running again.
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