|Brian Bell, MBE|
A Norfolk farmer's son, Brian played a key role in developing
agricultural education in Suffolk from the 1950s onwards. For many
years he was the vice-principal of the Otley Agricultural College
having previously headed the agricultural engineering section. He
established the annual 'Power in Action' demonstrations
in which the latest farm machinery is put through its paces and he
campaigned vigorously for improved farm safety, serving for many
years on the Suffolk Farm Safety Committee. He is secretary of the
Suffolk Farm Machinery Club. In 1993 he retired from Otley College
and was created a Member of the Order of the British Empire for his
services to agriculture. He is secretary and past chairman of the
East Anglian branch of the Institution of Agricultural Engineers.
At the Suffolk Show, 1999, Brian Bell (right) was presented with a Suffolk Agricultural Association's special award for services to agriculture. Brian received the award from HRH the Duke of York.