A steam ploughing cultivator and harrows have recently been transferred from the Museum of Lincolnshire Life at Lincoln to the Museum of East Anglian Life at Stowmarket. The equipment was surplus to requirement at Lincoln, but just what MEAL needed. Both museums have pairs of steam ploughing engines. Lincolnshire Life’s were made by Fowler and MEAL’s by Burrell.
Transporting heavy equipment is expensive, and the move was grant aided by the Rural Museums Network and the Friends of MEAL. The Network’s contribution was itself funded by from the Museums Association’s Effective Collections programme.