Vintage and classic tractors take part in annual ploughing match near Bury St Edmunds

The 15th annual ploughing match held on the Ampton Hall estate, near Bury St Edmunds. Picture: CONTR

The 15th annual ploughing match held on the Ampton Hall estate, near Bury St Edmunds. Picture: CONTRIBUTED - Credit: Archant

More than 40 tractors took place in the 15th annual ploughing match in west Suffolk at the weekend, which was organised by the East Anglian branch of the Ferguson Club.

The 15th annual ploughing match held on the Ampton Hall estate, near Bury St Edmunds. Picture: ANGEL

The 15th annual ploughing match held on the Ampton Hall estate, near Bury St Edmunds. Picture: ANGELA LORD - Credit: Archant

The match was held on the Ampton Hall estate, near Bury St Edmunds, by kind permission of the Turner family, on Sunday, October 8.

The 15th annual ploughing match held on the Ampton Hall estate, near Bury St Edmunds. Picture: ANGEL

The 15th annual ploughing match held on the Ampton Hall estate, near Bury St Edmunds. Picture: ANGELA LORD - Credit: Archant

In total, 45 vintage and classic tractors took part in the event, and each driver received a plaque, which was sponsored by Silver Fox Tractor Spares.

The 15th annual ploughing match held on the Ampton Hall estate, near Bury St Edmunds. Picture: ANGEL

The 15th annual ploughing match held on the Ampton Hall estate, near Bury St Edmunds. Picture: ANGELA LORD - Credit: Archant

Judges were on hand to assess the quality and standard of the plots, and the winners of the various classes were presented with a cup or trophy for their ploughing success.

The 15th annual ploughing match held on the Ampton Hall estate, near Bury St Edmunds. Picture: JOHN

The 15th annual ploughing match held on the Ampton Hall estate, near Bury St Edmunds. Picture: JOHN LORD - Credit: Archant

After previous wet weather, the sun shone on the weekend event, which was organised by local members of the Ferguson Club, Henry Castle and Don Sapsford. A donation was sent to the Papworth Hospital Charity following the annual match.

The 15th annual ploughing match held on the Ampton Hall estate, near Bury St Edmunds. Picture: JOHN

The 15th annual ploughing match held on the Ampton Hall estate, near Bury St Edmunds. Picture: JOHN LORD - Credit: Archant

The 15th annual ploughing match held on the Ampton Hall estate, near Bury St Edmunds. Picture: ANGEL

The 15th annual ploughing match held on the Ampton Hall estate, near Bury St Edmunds. Picture: ANGELA LORD - Credit: Archant

The 15th annual ploughing match held on the Ampton Hall estate, near Bury St Edmunds. Picture: ANGEL

The 15th annual ploughing match held on the Ampton Hall estate, near Bury St Edmunds. Picture: ANGELA LORD - Credit: Archant


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