Young farmers take a tractor to harvest ball

Young Farmers Ball at the Apex''Pictured: Laura Hassan (Organiser), Claire Wright, Richard Miller (Chairman), Hannah Ashwell and Alistair Wright
Young Farmers Ball at the Apex''Pictured: Laura Hassan (Organiser), Claire Wright, Richard Miller (Chairman), Hannah Ashwell and Alistair Wright
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MOST people having a party put balloons on the gate but young farmers used a tractor.

Bury St Edmunds Young Farmers’ Club moved its spring ball at the Corn Exchange to make it a harvest ball at The Apex on Saturday.

Just to make sure everyone knew they were there, they parked a huge New Holland tractor, with club logos, outside in Charter Square.

Inside, 250 people sat down to a three course meal and danced to live music.

But in spite of the farming theme to the ball, club chairman Richard Miller stressed not all members are farmers. “I’m the chairman and I’m a landscape gardener,” he said. “We’re mostly young people who care for the country way of life.”

As well as social events the club raises money for charity. One income source was stewarding shows on Rougham Airfield, which is not organising events in 2012. Richard said: “We raised about £1,500 a year from that so we’re looking for other stewarding opportunities.”

To contact the club visit www.buryyoungfarmers.co.uk.