The Echo has the story of the new papal tractor which has been built down the road from here in Basildon. A New York Times report has a few more details.
The tractor is a gift from Fiat, who own New Holland. The tractor took two days to make. Normally they can put one together in about ten minutes but this one has special features – a hint of gold and the coat of Papal arms.
The tractor plant is a well known landmark in these parts. It is next door to the Festival Leisure Park (known locally as ‘Bas Vegas’) where the young people go ‘night clubbing’ and the like.
Discussion topic for groups:
- Tell us about the time you sent the Pope some kind of vehicle. Did he seem pleased?
For individual reflection:
- Spend some time quietly thinking about tractors.
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