All the tractors and ploughs in use are in original condition and have not been subject to a major overhaul, just regular maintenance.
Tractors and equipment used: | Philp Addy - David Brown 1212 with CM4 plough.
The event has been going since the club started in 1980 and sees each competitor plough a set plot withing a four hour time frame.
No handling is allowed, only turning of the soil with the plough.
When champion ploughman George Hall won his first ever ploughing match at the age of 14, he was very impressed with the Ransomes trailed plough
that he had borrowed for the competition.
Held at different venues each year, the National Championships feature an expanding range of classes for all manner of tractors and ploughs
from vintage to modern, and of course the much loved horse-drawn ploughing classes.
CHURCH members flocked to Hade Edge to meet the World Ploughing Champion at the annual blessing of the plough
FLINTSHIRE found itself at the centre of the vintage machinery world when a rare plough
was put through its paces by the farmer who helped restore it.
If you wanted to buy a new plough
today there's a nine months waiting list in them," said Ellis.
Farmer's daughter Debbie Watson is preparing to plough
a lonely furrow ( the only girl in a national skills competition.
Farmers are being invited to come to church on their t ractors, with ploughs
attached - particularly those members of the farming community who keep the countryside in good order.
Inside the chapel there were two single-furrow hand-pulled ploughs
, plus four different seed drills, including a fiddle drill for the hugely popular Blessing of the Plough
-Classic 1,Michael G Holloway,Montgomery; 2,David Hankey,Wrexham; 3, David Greenwood, Leeds; 4,Griff Jones,Criccieth; 5, D Parry, Market Drayton.
With a trailed plough
weighing twice as much as its mounted counterpart, the Government put a stop to their manufacture when there was a high demand for steel during the war, making the ploughs
quite rare now.
The next match is the National Ploughing Championships at Penrith on Saturday and Sunday where Ray Alderson is competing with a trailed plough
and Raymond Edmondson a mounted plough
for the Northumberland and Durham area.