‘Rip-roaring’ fun at match

Deeping Ploughing Match Tongue End. 'Richard Ingram ploughing with 1959 Massey Ferguson 35 and his dog Joe, keeping an eye from his tractor mounted viewing platform.
Deeping Ploughing Match Tongue End. 'Richard Ingram ploughing with 1959 Massey Ferguson 35 and his dog Joe, keeping an eye from his tractor mounted viewing platform.
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There were vintage tractors, root vegetables and modern high tech tractors and ploughs on display at the Deeping Ploughing Match.

There were trade stands at the event, as well as refreshments and a bar at the event held at Home Grange Farm in Tongue End.

There was also a cereals, pulses and roots show featuring exhibitors both old and young.

Deeping and District Agricultural Association secretary said: “The match was fantastic - it was a rip-roaring success.

“We had excellent weather and the conditions were great and the event was very well attended with over 400 adults and many children coming along.”

There were 87 ploughmen taking part in the match and the competition was said to be red hot, with Richard Ingram from Warwickshire being named the champion ploughman.

Philip said: “The match is still one of the biggest and most successful and has been running since at least 1951.

“It’s a great event where the local farming community can meet up, have a good look at the ploughing abilities on show and can enjoy the community atmosphere.

“We are keen to uphold the tradition that some competitors fathers and grandfathers began years ago.”