As a great historian on such matters Peter has used his knowledge in publishing “Moonshine”.
This book has taken eight years to reach the point where it is ready to print.
You may find the title Moonshine a little baffling, there is a full history in the book explaining how Moonshine came to be Moonshine. Extending to 98 pages it is the story of the clearing of derelict land in Huntingdonshire during the 1939-45 war by the Huntingdonshire War Agricultural Executive Committee. Forever known as the War Ag., their base was at Moonshine.
Norman Box’s Gyrotillers were used in the early stages of the campaign to clear the blackthorne and the scale of the job carried such importance that on two later occasions the area was visited by none other than Paul Appleby, the Under Secretary of State for the United States Department of Agriculture. He came to see what use the tractors sent on Lend-Lease were being put to.
A complete history of the Fowler Gyrotiller is included, as are all the details of the Bentley motor cars that went through Norman Box’s hands.
Many photographs are included of the operations at Moonshine as are Fowler Works photographs and factory records of the Gyrotillers, these extend beyond just the machines owned by Box. Included are build details and repairs carried out on them.