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Vintage and classic tractors take part in annual ploughing match

Action from the 16th annual ploughing match at Ampton Hall Picture: ANGELA LORD

Action from the 16th annual ploughing match at Ampton Hall Picture: ANGELA LORD

Angela Lord

More than 40 vintage and classic tractors took part in the 16th annual ploughing match in west Suffolk at the weekend, which was organised by the East Anglian branch of the Ferguson Club.

In total, 43 tractors took part in the match at Ampton Hall Picture: ANGELA LORDIn total, 43 tractors took part in the match at Ampton Hall Picture: ANGELA LORD

The match was held on the Ampton Hall estate, near Bury St Edmunds, by kind permission of the Turner family, on Sunday, October 7.

Organisers said that ploughing conditions were challenging due to the dry weather prior to the event, which meant the ground was very hard and made life difficult for drivers.

In total, 43 tractors took part and each driver received a plaque, which was sponsored by Silver Fox Tractor Spares.

David Allen was crowned Ferguson Champion, and Colleen Pearce picked up the ladies title, while Peter Wilson won the Novice Ploughman award.

Tractor drivers of all ages had a part to play in the match Picture: ANGELA LORDTractor drivers of all ages had a part to play in the match Picture: ANGELA LORD

Martin Wilkinson took the Classic Mounted title, Paul Sadler won the Vintage Mounted section and Peter Rudling picked up the Best Restored Ferguson award.

The match was organised by local members of the Ferguson Club, Henry Castle and Don Sapsford, with a donation sent to the Papworth Hospital Charity.

Action from the 16th annual ploughing match at Ampton Hall Picture: ANGELA LORDAction from the 16th annual ploughing match at Ampton Hall Picture: ANGELA LORD

The match was organised by Ferguson Club members Henry Castle and Don Sapsford Picture: ANGELA LORDThe match was organised by Ferguson Club members Henry Castle and Don Sapsford Picture: ANGELA LORD

Conditions were difficult for drivers due to the dry conditions Picture: ANGELA LORDConditions were difficult for drivers due to the dry conditions Picture: ANGELA LORD

Money raised from the event went to the Papworth Hospital Charity Picture: ANGELA LORDMoney raised from the event went to the Papworth Hospital Charity Picture: ANGELA LORD

Conditions were difficult for drivers due to the dry conditions Picture: ANGELA LORDConditions were difficult for drivers due to the dry conditions Picture: ANGELA LORD

The match was organised by Ferguson Club members Henry Castle and Don Sapsford Picture: ANGELA LORDThe match was organised by Ferguson Club members Henry Castle and Don Sapsford Picture: ANGELA LORD

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