George Lewis Weller
I have known George and his family all my life. I believe Dot baby sat me. Christine worked in the post office in Horton when we were both 16 years old.
George started at Manor farm in 1954 working for Henry Rayner and then my father and Gerald Rayner and latterly with me.He finished his working life at Berkyn Manor Farm
He helped teach me how to drive a tractor
His role on the farm.
Driving tractors and cultivating land
George enjoyed working in the
grounds of Windsor castle and seeing the Duke of Edinburgh driving
about his horse drawn carriages and The Queen riding her horses.
George was only one of us that wore a hat. So, when a member of the Royal farms rode past us working. George would stand up straight and take his hat off and bow his head.
This would-be acknowledged by the Queen and Duke..
carried on working until his late 70’s on farm driving his JCB
Loadall pushing up silt and looking after the lorries. He would come
to work in the end with two sticks.
Margaret from our office would sometimes give him a lift home.
George wore out the 4 JCB Loadall!
On the 6th July 1999 George Weller was presented with the Royal Agricultural Show Long Service medal for 40 years’ service By Prince Andrew.
The Rayner Family would like to thank him for his very loyal and working service to farm.
They don’t make them like George any more.