When he learned in 1881 that a telephone exchange, one of Europe's first, was to be built in Budapest, he left at once. His standing and repute within the field were sufficient by 1884 that a colleague wrote a letter recommending him to Thomas Edison.Vintage tractor enthusiast, farmer and champion ploughman Les Walker, the man behind the day, sadly passed away in January after a long battle with cancer and much of his cherished collection will be sold on the farm next month where his son Barry farms today with wife Jennifer and their son Thomas and daughter Lucy.Les’ daughter Janice and Barry will be hosting the day.“There will be mixed emotions when the engines start up,” says Barry.“We all remember those vintage working days and I’m sure that a lot of those who come will recall the fun we all had.
Nikola Tesla, the "man who invented the twentieth century," was born July 10, 1856, at Smiljan, Lika province (in modern Croatia), a part of the expiring Empire of Austro Hungary. Milutin Tesla of the Serbian Orthodox Church, intended Nikola for the priesthood, but did not insistit must have been hard to make demands of the highstrung, fragile youth who was his son.
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The best memory for me was the smell of the steam engines, of the coal and seeing the horses ploughing.
Horses used to be brought from Norfolk to take part.