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Methwold tractor run sees 50 vehicles on the road




If you were about on Sunday, May 19, in the Methwold area then you may well have become aware of some early morning fun and games on the road as a convey of more than 50 tractors set off for the Methwold Tractor Run.

Queuing for miles back at Wissey Beet Factory (11453111)
Queuing for miles back at Wissey Beet Factory (11453111)

The convoy of both vintage and new tractors, set off from St George’s Hall in the West Norfolk village.

It was all in order to raise funds for the local MacMillan Cancer Support Group.

Methwold tractor run picture at Church Farm with local Macmillan chairwoman. (11453101)
Methwold tractor run picture at Church Farm with local Macmillan chairwoman. (11453101)

The route saw vehicles travel through Methwold Hythe, passing Wissey sugar beet factory, following down into West Dereham before making our way for a well earned pit-stop at Church Farm Rare Breeds Centre in Stow Bardolph.

A picturesque moment saw each tractor lined up, each driver indulge in a well-deserved ploughman’s lunches whilst the children from the farm ventured out to look at the tractors in all their glory.

The drivers were also met by the chairwoman of the Downham Market Macmillan support team, Sue Sampson.

A rural convey on the Methwold Tractor Run (11453105)
A rural convey on the Methwold Tractor Run (11453105)

Sue congratulated everybody on their hard work and wonderful fundraising efforts and picked the winner of the best dressed tractor.

After lunch the convey headed for Boughton and Eastmoor before following then winding roads through Foulden, Northwold and eventually back to Methwold in record timing.

On arrival at Methwold a crowd had gathered to welcome them back and again congratulate the drivers on our antics.

An auction of cakes and other ‘stock’ was held to boost funds for the charity.

Annie Bruce, who along with dad Steven Bruce and other committee members and volunteer marshals helped organise the day, said: “We are still awaiting the last few sponsorships to come in, but to date we are sat at an amazing £3,000, proving a brilliantly successful day, and worth annoying the commuters of Norfolk’s roads just a little!”

Some of thenewer tractors on the Methwold run (11453108)
Some of thenewer tractors on the Methwold run (11453108)
Group photo before leaving St George’s Hall Complex, Methwold (11453103)
Group photo before leaving St George’s Hall Complex, Methwold (11453103)

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