All work and some play on farms across South Holland

The sound of tractors dominated the first weekend of October with two farm working events near Fosdyke and Gosberton Clough.

Spalding Young Farmers Club (YFC) hosted their annual working tractor day on land off the A17, near Whaplode Manor, where about 36 tractors took part in competitive and exhibition ploughing exercises.

Spalding Young Farmers host their annual working tractor day near Fosdyke.

Spalding Young Farmers host their annual working tractor day near Fosdyke.

A senior ploughing competition was won by Richard Chatterton, with John Sharpe coming second, while a young farmers’ competition was won by Martin Ulyatt and second place wen to Gavin Harris.

William Tyrrellof Spalding YFC said: “This was the fifth year that we did it as a fundraiser for Spalding YFC and there were tractors of all different makes, shapes, sizes and ages, with also a small exhibition of static tractors from local dealers and a barbecue.

“I think everybody enjoyed themselves and we’d like to thank Jack Buck Farms Ltd who lent us the field to stage the event.”

Meanwhile at Forth Drove, Gosberton Clough, organisers raised £955 for Macmillan Cancer Support from a tractor working weekend that also included dog agility tests, clay pigeon shooting and a hog roast.

Trevor Kerfoot, one of the organisers, said: “Everybody seemed very happy and we were very pleased with it.”