Sandra Thompson

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Scarcroft & District Ploughing Society: following a spell of wet weather, ground conditions were sticky in places, however Sunday dawned bright and sunny, a few spots of rain threatened but the day got out very nicely. A turnout of over 80 tractors and ploughs, trailer and mounted types, four horse teams, in 9 classes, produced some excellent work watched by a good turnout of interested spectators, with many cameras in action, the horse teams commanding much interest. It was encouraging to see younger people taking part in the novice class with a style of ploughing, around for centuries that has been now superseded by the very large tractors and multifurrow reversible ploughs in use on farms today, ploughing in a day what used to take weeks. At the match a modern tractor with a huge plough was demonstrating today’s ploughing methods. Chairman, David Greenwood thanked Peter Zeigler and his staff for the use of the land, the judges, competitors and all who had helped in any way to put on the match. Announcing the points scored and the class winners, trophies and certificates were presented by Jane Greenwood the society secretary. If you are interested in the Scarcroft Ploughing Society, formed in 1907, please contact David Greenwood 07709 391942.

Notice Board Vandalism: the Scarcroft Parish Council main notice board near the New Inn has been stripped of a considerable number of notices, non in particular. These were found in the nearby bin. Although no damage was done, this causes inconvenience to those who rely on the notice board. The police have been informed and any interference to notice boards should be reported to them.