Fred Hinch was a well known threshing contractor. He had been down Kelsey Road and was travelling to Nettleton down Plough Hill and onto Nettleton Road.
Just by the Table Waters Gate the weight of the three things in tow jack knifed. The engine and drum, the whole lot, swung round and came to rest at the footpath curb on Harry Dixon’s shop side. The wooden wheels on the drum and straw elevator broke and stopped the parts going any further.
A year after Mr. Simpson’s rig did just the same; it jack knifed the other way and came to rest on the other side of the road with broken wheels.