70 Year Yarns

70 Years

Celebrating the people and personalities behind Ramsey Bros

Everyone loves a good yarn. So, to celebrate our 70th anniversary in 2020, we’ve decided to share some the best we’ve heard along the way. There are tales of tenacity and tragedy, stories that will make you laugh until you cry and others that will leave you shaking your head in disbelief. Yarns remind us that the human spirit is nothing less than extraordinary. And the more you learn about another person’s life, the more you discover about your own. Enjoy.

O Lord won’t you buy me a Mercedes Benz

“It was one hell of a memorable night,” says Eddy Ward, Ramsey Bros Director, recalling the time he witnessed the ultimate triumph of the underdog… When you think of traditional farm machinery, the name Mercedes Benz - synonymous with upmarket, European-styled cars with a hefty price tag - is not usually front of mind.

No worries mate – of course we’ll help

Hands shaking, brow sweating, swaying ever so slightly from emotion as much as anything, he opened his mouth to speak, when a hand patted his shoulder. “No worries mate,” Don was told with a reassuring nod.  “Of course, we’ll help...

Those damn little white posts

The instructions sounded simple enough: deliver the new cultivator from Cummins to Cleve. So Nig set off on the road to Cleve. It was a good steady drive and he relaxed into the journey.

The dog with no tail and the beach umbrella

Halbury farmer, David Anderson can proudly recite the model number of every piece of machinery he’s owned yet he can’t quite recall the name of the bob-tailed dog in the photograph taken in the 1970s.

Introducing 70 Year Yarns

Everyone loves a good yarn. So, to celebrate Ramsey Bros' 70th anniversary in 2020, we’ve decided to share some the best we’ve heard along the way. Enjoy! #70YearYarns

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