It is Cheshire in the 1930s. In the countryside, the tractor is taking over from the horse.
Wilf is a farmer whose traditional methods have served him well all through his hard working life. When his younger brother-in-law Totty insists on introducing new technology into their family business, Wilf fears that the balance of nature will be upset. A family feud develops and things get worse for the family when a mysterious stranger appears in the form of a harmless priest, but the family fear that he is possibly a ghost or an angel or... a Boggart, a spirit portentous of disasters.
They decide to take action and their hilarious ineptitude and the interference of the eccentric busybody Mrs Mayse has dire consequences for the family.
A funny and thought-provoking story from the past which has something important to say about our present concerns for the environment.