IT was the first time Robert Wilkins and his wife Vicky had hosted the annual Petworth and District Agricultural Association’s ploughing match at Pallingham Manor Farm, Wisborough Green and more than 50 ploughmen competed in seven classes, ranging from the latest machinery to vintage crawlers with trailer ploughs.
This year, all farm and ploughing competitions were judged by representatives from the Laughton and District Agricultural Society who had a difficult job separating some closely-matched ploughing.
Other competitions on the day included specimen bale of hay and corn in sacks classes.
After the ploughing competitions, competitors, farmers and visitors shared a drink with friends and colleagues before the annual luncheon and prize-giving attended by the association’s president, Lord Egremont.
After lunch, ploughing and farm competition prizes were awarded by Lady Egremont.
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