Stone No. H459, Face: East
IN MEMORY OF
FARMER, RICCARTON, LINLITHGOW,
AGRICULTURAL IMPLEMENT MAKER
BORN RICCARTON, DIED 1929, AGED 66.
ANNIE JANE BOWIE
BORN GILMEADOWLAND FARM,
DIED 1936, AGED 70.
BORN RICCARTON, DIED 1912, AGED 17.
BORN RICCARTON, DIED 1968, AGED 65.
BORN RICCARTON, DIED 1971, AGED 74.
BORN EAST LINTON, DIED 1988, AGED 83.
AND HIS WIFE
ANNE THOMSON McKENZIE
BORN DUNBAR, DIED 1978, AGED 68.
THIS IS STONE FROM
BINNY QUARRY NEAR RICCARTON
In 1914, David Wilson competed in Holland with a machine for raising bulbs, built on similar lines to his potato lifter. There were eight entries for a prize of £83 but David Wilson was the only exhibitor who put in an appearance. Owing to the nature of the soil, his machine could not get down to the proper depth and the trial was postponed. In the same year, at the Highland and Agricultural Society's show at Hawick, David Wilson of Bridgeside Implement Works, East Linton had a stand featuring a potato digger, which, it was claimed, would raise the whole crop undamaged, and leave it in narrow rows. He also had on show a potato cleaner and sizing machine, and potato sprouting boxes.
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