NOSTALGIA: Tractor reverses itself out of blazing shed near Boston in 1976

Fireman were unable to save a tractor from being severely damaged in a mystery fire in 1976 ... but the tractor made a gallant bid to save itself.

Fishtoft Farmer Roy Bolland and his 'self-drive' tractor pictured near the gutted shed.

Farmer Roy Bolland saw the tractor reverse on its own out of the blazing shed, speculating later it had been left in gear and the heat had activated the starter.