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Life and Times of Chris Biddle in Pictures


Father (Steve Biddle) at Great Yorkshire Show 1931

Romsey Show 1952

With father and sister (and Fordson Major) on stand at Romsey Show 1952

Ford Tractors Boreham House

Setting off on Ford Tractor demonstration tour to Spain in 1962. Chris (second from left) at Boreham House

farm implement

First published article in Farm Machinery and Implement Review 1963

A Brewer

1978 At A Brewer & Co dealership at Wilton, Wiltshire (Chris front row, fourth from right)

Homelite Dealer Trip

Homelite Dealer Trip to Spain (Chris third from left)

Ford Tractor Dealers Association

Retiring as chairman of the Ford Tractor Dealers Association.

Rover Mowers Brisbane

Pictured at the Brisbane HQ of Rover Mowers after signing UK distribution agreement of Australian mower brand

First dealer Award

First dealer award at Ulverston, Cumbria 1989

Budding plaque

Presentation of Blue Plaque recognising Edwin Budding, the inventor of the lawnmower, on the site of his original workshop at Stroud

LGE Awards

1993 Award presented to Harry Handkammer, founder of Countax picturd with Vic Brumby

Stihl's  Peter Baker with Chris Biddle

Presenting Best Stand Award to Peter Baker, then MD of Stihl GB

BBC Watchdog

Filming an episode of BBC Watchdog programme on Best Buy mowers with Derek Walder of IOG (now GMA)

Toro Recycler Award

Product Award for Toro Recycler at GLEE with Colin Gale and Kim Macfie

RLN Wisden

Presenting copy of Wisden in which he appeared to Roger Lane-Nott, CEO of AEA

1991 Etesia

1991 Dealer visit to Etesia plant

Turf Pro

Presenting Award to Paul Burgess, Head Groundsman at Arsenal's Emirates stadium

Mike Beardall

With the late Mike Beardall, highly respected journalist covering the turfcare sector


Receiving Lifetime Achievement Award from Ray Spinks of Agri-Argo 2012

2013 Heritage Awards

2013 Recognising the life of Doug Hayter at Heritage Awards

2012 Awards

Winners at Service Dealer Awards 2012

Outstanding Achievement Brian Sangster

2019 Presentation of Outstanding Achievement Award to Brian Sangster

Chris Award

Receiving (online) the IAgrE Award for Contribution to Landbased Industry 2021

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