A Passion for the Past

Josephine Roberts examines the human fascination with yesteryear and her own passion for the past

Father With Standard Fordson
My late father plowing with the Standard Fordson and trailer plow. Having used the Fordson as a young man, my father had no particular fondness for the tractor. I, on the other hand, am hugely sentimental about “the old days” and would love to own the actual tractor that Dad drove. However, times were hard and food on the table was what was important and so, at some stage before I came along, the tractor was sold for scrap. 
Photo Courtesy Josephine Roberts