Farmers compete in vintage ploughing

SEVENTY farmers travelled to a small village near Bury St Edmunds on Sunday to take part in the Suffolk Vintage Ploughing Association’s annual ploughing match.

Competitors used tractors from the 1940s through to the 1970s to demonstrate conventional ploughing techniques that are rarely used today, if at all.

The event was the third of its kind held in Ingham, on about 100 acres of farm land owned by the Stennett family.

Paul Rowe, chairman of the association, said tthe day was a lot of fun and that it showed farmers’ pride in their work.

The day’s top trophy was awarded to a Warwickshire farmer and around £200 was raised for Alzheimer’s Research UK.