Gallery: Great turn-out in Soham for National Ploughing Championships

SOHAM hosted the British National Ploughing Championships last weekend, when entrants from all over the country flocked to East End Farm to take part in a competition where various styles of ploughing were used. Modern tractors pulling conventional and re

SOHAM hosted the British National Ploughing Championships last weekend, when entrants from all over the country flocked to East End Farm to take part in a competition where various styles of ploughing were used.

Modern tractors pulling conventional and reversible ploughs ran alongside horse drawn ploughs. The National Vintage Ploughing Championship was run at the event, consisting of three classes with vintage tractors showing trailing, hydraulic and classic ploughs with 60 ploughmen in the finals.

Around 16,000 visitors over the two day event were treated to displays and working demonstrations of vintage tractors and machinery dating from a 1918 Waterloo Boy, through to a 1960 Centaur Bray Push-Pull with many more on show.

Always popular, the 14 pairs of heavy horses were dressed in their best and ploughed their furrows in a gentler display than their mechanised replacements.


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Visitors also had a chance to browse the trade stands, enjoy machinery demonstrations, crafts and stalls.

INFO: www.ploughmen.co.uk

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