Ploughmen battle it out in stunning display of skills in Ingham

Suffolk Vintage Ploughing Society ploughing match 2016 ANL-160603-130041009
Suffolk Vintage Ploughing Society ploughing match 2016 ANL-160603-130041009
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Nearly 80 ploughmen battled it out to be named champion in a stunning display of skills for an annual contest in West Suffolk.

They descended on land at Neville House Farm, in Ingham, for the eighth Suffolk Vintage Ploughing Society match.

Suffolk Vintage Ploughing Society ploughing match 2016 ANL-160603-130231009

Suffolk Vintage Ploughing Society ploughing match 2016 ANL-160603-130231009

They were pitted against each other to win a number of titles with Stephen Framingham, of Norfolk, winning the classic section.

Peter Carman and Peter Copeman, both of Norfolk, triumphed in the vintage mounted and vintage trailed sections respectively.

Gavin Chapman, of Lakenheath, won the Ferguson 20 with Ferguson 20 equipment section. Paul Maynard, of Lakenheath, emerged victorious in the horticultural section.

Top performers in vintage trailed, mounted and classic qualified for the finals next year. Shawn Garrod, of Norfolk, was named champion of the day, which was presented by Michael Childerley, who is a director of the Society of Ploughmen. He also won the David Thrower Memorial Cup for the best ploughing in the vintage trailed section.

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Suffolk Vintage Ploughing Society ploughing match 2016 ANL-160603-130145009

Paul Rowe, chairman of the Suffolk Vintage Ploughing Society, said: “We had a good day. The weather was a bit hit and miss but it was well attended,”

He thanked David Stennett and Sons for providing the land. Funds raised go to a local charity.

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Suffolk Vintage Ploughing Society ploughing match 2016 ANL-160603-130434009

Suffolk Vintage Ploughing Society ploughing match 2016 ANL-160603-130318009

Suffolk Vintage Ploughing Society ploughing match 2016 ANL-160603-130318009