Ploughing a perfect furrow

First published in

THE sixtieth anniversary ploughing match of the Stockbridge Growmore Club saw 44 ploughmen compete in six classes to determine the champion for conventional and reversible ploughing.

Held just outside Stockbridge on the Somborne Estate conditions despite a cold wind proved ideal despite the recent rains.

This year, to celebrate the 60th anniversary of the foundation of the Stockbridge Club, two special awards were presented by Waitrose and Fencing and Construction Training Ltd.

Other class sponsors included Dance’s Transport from Stockbridge, ToyTrac, Oakes Bros and Roger Hunt Ltd.

This year’s Champion Conventional ploughman and Waitrose Award winner was Geoff Smith from Leckford while the Reversible Champion and FaCT award winner was Bob Warwick from Fullerton. Derek Allen from Sutton Scotney took the Vintage Ploughing Championship.

Tony Atkinson from Chilbolton won first in his class.

Send us your news, pictures and videos

Most read stories

Local Info

Enter your postcode, town or place name

About cookies

We want you to enjoy your visit to our website. That's why we use cookies to enhance your experience. By staying on our website you agree to our use of cookies. Find out more about the cookies we use.

I agree