Thirty tractors roll up for club’s ploughing match

Ploughing match in aid of East Anglian Air Ambulance ANL-150510-081020009
Ploughing match in aid of East Anglian Air Ambulance ANL-150510-081020009
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Thirty vintage and classic tractors took part in an annual ploughing match in aid of a vital charity.

The sun shone as the East Anglian branch of the Ferguson Club held the event at Hall Farm, in Fornham St Martin, on Sunday.

Ploughing match in aid of East Anglian Air Ambulance ANL-150510-081054009

Ploughing match in aid of East Anglian Air Ambulance ANL-150510-081054009

Each tractor driver received a plaque sponsored by Silver Fox Tractor Spares.

Organisers Henry Castle and Don Sapsford, who are local members of the Ferguson Club, thanked the three Society of Ploughmen judges, who awarded points for each ploughed area and Andrew Long for providing the land.

Those who took part included the Ford Fordson Association.

Mr Castle said: “The conditions were perfect because we had rain a fortnight before and there was just enough moisture.

Ploughing match in aid of East Anglian Air Ambulance ANL-150510-081116009

Ploughing match in aid of East Anglian Air Ambulance ANL-150510-081116009

“We had good weather and the ploughing was fantastic.

“Everyone went home happy and it was a good day.”

The title of Lady Champion went to Sarah Tween with Gemma Arbon in second place.

The Ferguson Champion was Richard Welham and runner-up was Jim Mawar.

Ploughing match in aid of East Anglian Air Ambulance ANL-150510-081105009

Ploughing match in aid of East Anglian Air Ambulance ANL-150510-081105009

Dick Birch scooped the Novice Ferguson Driver title while Peter Rudling won Best Tractor and Plough.

A donation was made to the East Anglian Air Ambulance from the event.

Ploughing match in aid of East Anglian Air Ambulance ANL-150510-080819009

Ploughing match in aid of East Anglian Air Ambulance ANL-150510-080819009