Tractors descend on West Suffolk farm for annual ploughing match

Suffolk Vintage Ploughing Society Ploughing Match ANL-150903-092638009
Suffolk Vintage Ploughing Society Ploughing Match ANL-150903-092638009
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Eighty six tractors descended on a West Suffolk farm for an annual match which helps draw the ploughing season to a close.

Entries from across Suffolk, Norfolk, Essex and Cambridge took part in Suffolk Vintage Ploughing Society’s seventh ploughing match at Neville House Farm, in Ingham on Sunday.

Suffolk Vintage Ploughing Society Ploughing Match ANL-150903-092723009

Suffolk Vintage Ploughing Society Ploughing Match ANL-150903-092723009

With clear blue skies, organiser Paul Rowe said conditions were ‘perfect’ for the event, which featured six sections.

The title of Ploughman of the Day went to Shawn Garrod, who won the vintage trailed section.

Peter Carman, of Norfolk triumphed in the vintage mounted category and Richard Parrot, of Cambridge topped the classic A section.

The Ferguson 20 with plough category was won by Jim Mawer, of St Neots.

Suffolk Vintage Ploughing Society Ploughing Match ANL-150903-092355009

Suffolk Vintage Ploughing Society Ploughing Match ANL-150903-092355009

Michael Moore, of Essex was the champion of the classic section.

Meanwhile, Terry Deweberry won the horticultural machines section.

Mr Rowe said: “It went very well.

“It rounds the season off in some respects.

“Everybody liked it. The ground was very good - dry with some moisture.

“It was perfect ploughing conditions.”

A raffle was held at the event and proceeds raised will be donated to charity.