SOUTHERN FFA PLOUGHING MATCH 2015


The Southern area ploughing match held on 3rd and 4th October:


Conrad our Southern Ploughing Director reports: our thanks to Henry Castle of the Ferguson club for inviting the FFA to their annual ploughing match for the third consecutive year at Fornham St Martin.


Saturday morning began in thick fog and after the usual banter whilst awaiting a cup of tea some 16 ploughmen made their way to the practice plots, in bright sunshine after the fog had lifted. By 3pm some ploughmen had finished for the day, others continued ploughing until darkness fell.


Sunday dawned to early morning sunshine; ploughmen arrived from 7.30 and, following the usual cuppa and the crack, booked in and were given their designated plot numbers. At 10am the rocket was fired and the ploughing began. A good days ploughing in bright sunshine ensued on a field used for harvesting onions through the summer.


There was good public attendance and prize giving was at 3.30pm with firstly the Ferguson prizes presented by Henry followed by myself presenting the FFA prizes. £100 was raised from the day for East Anglian Air Ambulance.


Results:


    Vintage mounted:         

1st Roger Starling

   2nd Mick Debenham

3rd Ken Bailey


Vintage trailed:

1st Max Cherry and Show Champion Ploughman


2nd Paul Clements

3rd Barry Dear


 Classic mounted: 

1st Conrad Hopkins


Photos & Words: Conrad Hopkins