Sandstone Heritage Trust - News

HTN 66 - Small Open Day Held at Hogsville

17th March 2005
Hogsville is the alternative destination for Sandstone Heritage Trust preservation.

It’s a small farm on the outskirts of Johannesburg which was purchased in 1960 and which has been in use as an agricultural property ever since. The most important link to the Sandstone Heritage Trust is the fact that it has an extensive workshop which is used regularly by volunteers like Charles Viljoen, Neels Booyens and others. They often spend weekends restoring various items. However, it is not all work – there is some play. These pictures show what it is all about.
Amongst other tractors which had an outing was our 12-20
Marshall (below) driven here by Charles Viljoen.
Massey-Ferguson 135 (below) driven by Wilfred Mole. This tractor was
purchased new by his father in 1957.
Apart from the tractors that have
been inherited through family connections, the first vintage tractor
purchased by the Sandstone Heritage Trust was a Series II Field Marshall
contactor’s version purchased in 1982. It is a hard working tractor here
featured with Louis Boshoff. (Below)
Below - A Fowler VF Crawler driven by Frank Viljoen makes zero impact
on the Babala growth. Early summer conditions in South Africa’s agricultural
areas were characterised by very dry conditions.