Highest ever attendance for traditional plough day

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 - Credit: 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 Fisher

Paul Watkin with the Threshing Drum at the Plough Day. Picture: George Fisher - Credit: 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 demonstrat

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

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


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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 Fisher

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

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“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 Fisher

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

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