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Highest ever attendance for traditional plough day

PUBLISHED: 11:00 07 September 2017

Mick Debenham adjusts his plough at the Brampton Plough Day. Picture: George Fisher

Mick Debenham adjusts his plough at the Brampton Plough Day. Picture: George Fisher

George Fisher

A popular agricultural fun day returned this year with a record attendance.

Paul Watkin with the Threshing Drum at the Plough Day. Picture: George FisherPaul Watkin with the Threshing Drum at the Plough Day. Picture: George Fisher

Brampton Plough Day, at Manor Farm, attracted nearly 900 people on Sunday, September 3.

George Fisher, treasurer for the event, said: “It went very well indeed - there was an absolute buzz to the day.”

Roger Desborough's 1917  Holt Crawler and Brian Collen's  Case Quad Trac come together to demonstrate a Century of Progress. Picture: George FisherRoger Desborough's 1917 Holt Crawler and Brian Collen's Case Quad Trac come together to demonstrate a Century of Progress. Picture: George Fisher

Organisers say the 27th Plough Day has raised somewhere in the region of £4,000 for charity.

This year the event was raising funds in aid of Autism Anglia and Parkinsons UK - which both stand to gain an estimated £2,000.

Representatives of Autism Anglia and Parkinsons UK, beneficiaries of this year's Plough Day. Picture: George FisherRepresentatives of Autism Anglia and Parkinsons UK, beneficiaries of this year's Plough Day. Picture: George Fisher

Highlights on the day included a display by the Lowestoft Dog Agility Display Team, Suffolk Punch horses ploughing and a selection of classic cars.

Mr Fisher added: “I want to thank everybody who attended on the day - we are already talking about next year.

An International Harvester B450 in action at the Plough Day. Picture: George FisherAn International Harvester B450 in action at the Plough Day. Picture: George Fisher

“In particular I would like to thank Thomas Barne of Sotterley Estate for making the land available for free.”

A Standard Fordson in action at the Plough Day. Picture: George FisherA Standard Fordson in action at the Plough Day. Picture: George Fisher

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