£6,000 raised as thousands enjoy tractor and vehicle displays at Prickwillow Ploughing Festival

PUBLISHED: 09:32 11 October 2017

Magnificent heavy horses were a major attraction for thousands of visitors at Prickwillow Ploughing Festival. PHOTOS Mike Rouse

Magnificent heavy horses were a major attraction for thousands of visitors at Prickwillow Ploughing Festival. PHOTOS Mike Rouse

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Magnificent heavy horses were a major attraction for thousands of visitors at Prickwillow Ploughing Festival.

Magnificent heavy horses were a major attraction for thousands of visitors at Prickwillow Ploughing Festival. Photos: Mike RouseMagnificent heavy horses were a major attraction for thousands of visitors at Prickwillow Ploughing Festival. Photos: Mike Rouse

Pauline Dunham, one of the volunteer festival organisers, said: “Along with the horses and tractors ploughing, classic vehicle displays, stationary and traction engines, demonstrations of the Prickwillow Museum diesel engines, bygone displays, arts and crafts and trade stands, birds of prey and animals, there was children’s entertainment with JeZo, a real ale bar, music from The Tildens, The Hobblers, Michael Anthony and Burwell Folk Club and the ever popular Thomas Train Ride.

“Despite the damp late afternoon on Saturday, there was a beautiful sunrise on Sunday morning drawing in the crowds for a fabulous day, and over the weekend about 2,500 people attended.

Magnificent heavy horses were a major attraction for thousands of visitors at Prickwillow Ploughing Festival. Photos: Mike RouseMagnificent heavy horses were a major attraction for thousands of visitors at Prickwillow Ploughing Festival. Photos: Mike Rouse

“The ploughing competitions on Sunday attracted record entries. There were three classes - mounted, trailed and horticulture.

“The overall winner of the Nigel Clarke Trophy for the best ploughing of the day was Andy Ford on his horticultural tractor. All the awards and trophies were presented by Mayor of Ely, Councillor Richard Hobbs.

Magnificent heavy horses were a major attraction for thousands of visitors at Prickwillow Ploughing Festival. Photos: Mike RouseMagnificent heavy horses were a major attraction for thousands of visitors at Prickwillow Ploughing Festival. Photos: Mike Rouse

“We would like to thank all the visitors, exhibitors, supporters and volunteers who made it such an enjoyable and successful weekend.

“The proceeds of £6,000 will be divided between Cancer Research UK and the Prickwillow Engine Museum.”

Next year’s festival is on October 6 and 7. Before then, there’s a Christmas event at the museum featuring Father Christmas and crafts stands on December

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