Thursday 19 January 2017

Zider! Zider! Wurzels in Parliament

Published 06/12/2011 | 15:32

West Country music stars the Wurzels have toured London in a tractor
West Country music stars the Wurzels have toured London in a tractor

West Country music stars the Wurzels put the ooh-arr into Parliament as they toured the capital in a tractor.

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The cider-loving band visited an urban farm as well as a Government department and onlookers had no idea where they would 'turnip next'.

The trio were in the city ahead of a performance at the O2 Islington Academy.

The Wurzels - whose hits include I've Got A Brand New Combine Harvester - hit the road on the back of a red Massey Ferguson tractor.

Their visit included a tour of Parliament, hosted by David Heath, the MP representing Somerton and Frome, and Tessa Munt, MP for Wells.

They took in New Covent Garden Market for a performance, rural affairs department Defra, and headed to Vauxhall City Farm to present it with a Christmas tree for the farm's Christmas party, joining local children.

Pete Budd, who is in the one-time chart-toppers alongside Tommy Banner and Sedge Moore, said: "Many children growing up in cities don't have the chance to visit working farms or to understand where their food comes from.

"When we heard that Vauxhall City Farm needed a Christmas tree for their party, we thought it was the least we could do to support the great work they are doing."

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