Farming machinery is to be deployed outside St. Paul's Cathedral on January 16th to express the dependence the UK population has on farmers for their food.The display at the heart of the city will remind "thousands of workers not to forget where the ingredients in their lunchboxes come from, and the hard working farmers who produce it".The demonstration has been organised by the Addington Fund, which provides homes for farming families who have had to leave the industry.Tractors and combine harvesters will be carried by lorries through the streets of London and will arrive at St. Paul's in the late evening.The machinery is being supplied by one of New Holland’s south of England dealerships, The Turney Group, which covers Oxfordshire, Buckinghamshire, Northamptonshire, Bedfordshire and surrounding areas.From 7am until dusk on the 16th, St Paul’s Churchyard will showcase modern farming with this latest machinery, plus representatives from the farming and food industry. The day will end with a Plough Wednesday Evensong at 5pm.
Jeremy Turney, of The Turney Group, said: "It’s an honour to have our New Holland machinery in pride of place at this event, supporting the British farming industry by helping them make their presence felt in the capital."
"Most people are unaware of the daily struggle farmers face, most recently with low milk prices and bad weather. We’re delighted to be able to show our solidarity on top of the usual reliable service we provide."
"The Addington Fund does a very important job and I hope by shining a light on the work it does we remind everyone of the vital part farming plays in everyone’s day-to-day life, whether they live in the town or country."