Ploughmen battle it out in stunning display of skills in Ingham
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.
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.
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.