Competitors keep ploughing ahead

Plough Match at Neville House Farm, Ingham
Plough Match at Neville House Farm, Ingham
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PLOUGHMEN from all over the country took part in the fourth annual ploughing match at Neville House Farm, Ingham, on Sunday.

Bringing lovingly restored tractors dating back to the 1940s, they ploughed the light soils of David Stennett’s farm in the competition organised by Suffolk Vintage Ploughing Society, and the rain, a tradition of the match, held off just long enough.

Plough Match at Neville House Farm, Ingham

Plough Match at Neville House Farm, Ingham

A new trophy in memory of Wetherden vintage tractor enthusiast David Thrower was presented for the first time, won by Norfolk-based Shaun Garrod on a Fordson Standard for the best plot ploughed with a trailed two-furrow plough.

The overall prize went to Richard Ingram, the British Ploughing Champion, from Warwickshire, on his Massey Ferguson 33 with a Ransomes two-furrow plough.

Any profits from the match go to a charity which has yet to be chosen for this year.

Plough Match at Neville House Farm, Ingham

Plough Match at Neville House Farm, Ingham