Gallery: Old tractors plough new furrows at vintage farm machine day

Bygones and collectors club ploughing day at Valley Road, Great Waldingfield. Father and son team, l

Bygones and collectors club ploughing day at Valley Road, Great Waldingfield. Father and son team, left to right, William and Kevin Harvey. - Credit: Archant

Members of Monks Eleigh Bygones and Collectors Club had a chance to give their old farm machinery a run-out at the weekend.

The enthusiasts held a working day on farmland off Valley Road in Great Waldingfield on Sunday.

The event was an opportunity for the owners of antique tractors to attach a plough to their treasured vehicles and till the soil. At the other end of the field a variety of heritage engines and generators chugged away- giving a glimpse of how many domestic jobs, from pumping water to sharpening knives, was carried out in pre-war rural Suffolk.

“For many farms, these machines were the only source of power,” said chairman of the club, Paul Goodchild.

“We’ve got engines dating back to the 1930s and tractors from as far back as 1948 on show.

“Today is an opportunity for people to put them to work and show what they can do.”