Ploughers dig deep for charity tractor match in Roydon

Tractor working day and ploughing match IAO East Anglian Air Ambulance at Roydon Hall Farm, Roydon, King's Lynn
LtoR, Chantelle Green (event helper) and Emma Stephenson (event organiser)
Tractor working day and ploughing match IAO East Anglian Air Ambulance at Roydon Hall Farm, Roydon, King's Lynn LtoR, Chantelle Green (event helper) and Emma Stephenson (event organiser)

A transit of tractors showcased their ploughing skills at Roydon Hall Farm on Sunday to raise funds for the region’s air ambulance.

The tractor working day and ploughing match saw 49 different vehicles on site for the competition, which raised £1,100 for the East Anglian Air Ambulance.

Tractor working day and ploughing match IAO East Anglian Air Ambulance at Roydon Hall Farm, Roydon, King's Lynn
Dylan Bell (2) from South Wootton having fun on the newly ploughed furrows at the event

Tractor working day and ploughing match IAO East Anglian Air Ambulance at Roydon Hall Farm, Roydon, King's Lynn Dylan Bell (2) from South Wootton having fun on the newly ploughed furrows at the event

The event was organised by Emma Stephenson and her husband Brian, who moved to Norfolk in March last year.

Ms Stephenson said: “We used to go to a ploughing match every year when we lived in Nottinghamshire, and when we moved here last year, we thought we would do our own. We just want to keep an old skill going.”

She said that they enjoyed a “really good turnout” at the event, which saw people on get on their tractors to compete against each other in five different classes.

The overall winner of the day was Peter Carman from Cawston, who also came top of the vintage mounted class.

Tractor working day and ploughing match IAO East Anglian Air Ambulance at Roydon Hall Farm, Roydon, King's Lynn
Josh Bullard (13) (youngest entrant)  with his 1974 Massey Ferguson 135 during the event

Tractor working day and ploughing match IAO East Anglian Air Ambulance at Roydon Hall Farm, Roydon, King's Lynn Josh Bullard (13) (youngest entrant) with his 1974 Massey Ferguson 135 during the event

Josh Bullard, 13, who was the youngest entrant of the day, enjoyed a successful day when he came second in the novice class.

It is hoped that another match will be held next year.

Tractor working day and ploughing match IAO East Anglian Air Ambulance at Roydon Hall Farm, Roydon, King's Lynn
Terry Dewsbury working on the garden tractor section of the event

Tractor working day and ploughing match IAO East Anglian Air Ambulance at Roydon Hall Farm, Roydon, King's Lynn Terry Dewsbury working on the garden tractor section of the event

Tractor working day and ploughing match IAO East Anglian Air Ambulance at Roydon Hall Farm, Roydon, King's Lynn

Tractor working day and ploughing match IAO East Anglian Air Ambulance at Roydon Hall Farm, Roydon, King's Lynn

Tractor working day and ploughing match IAO East Anglian Air Ambulance at Roydon Hall Farm, Roydon, King's Lynn

Tractor working day and ploughing match IAO East Anglian Air Ambulance at Roydon Hall Farm, Roydon, King's Lynn

Tractor working day and ploughing match IAO East Anglian Air Ambulance at Roydon Hall Farm, Roydon, King's Lynn

Tractor working day and ploughing match IAO East Anglian Air Ambulance at Roydon Hall Farm, Roydon, King's Lynn

Tractor working day and ploughing match IAO East Anglian Air Ambulance at Roydon Hall Farm, Roydon, King's Lynn
Dave Dunning ploughing at the event

Tractor working day and ploughing match IAO East Anglian Air Ambulance at Roydon Hall Farm, Roydon, King's Lynn Dave Dunning ploughing at the event

Tractor working day and ploughing match IAO East Anglian Air Ambulance at Roydon Hall Farm, Roydon, King's Lynn
Jim Wakefield ploughing ahead at the event

Tractor working day and ploughing match IAO East Anglian Air Ambulance at Roydon Hall Farm, Roydon, King's Lynn Jim Wakefield ploughing ahead at the event