Turning back time for vintage working day at Sledmere

The first Sledmere Vintage and Classic Working Day will be held on Sunday September 9 at Home Farm, by kind permission of Sir Tatton Sykes Bt.

Martin Cole, organiser, said: “We are very much looking forward to a fantastic day for the public to learn more about how our crops were grown and harvested in earlier years.

“There are demonstrations of ploughing, drilling, even a threshing machine – weather permitting”

Sue Cole added: “We want this to be a family day, we have some children’s entertainment including a bouncy castle.

“As it is our first year, we are not being too ambitious, but hopefully if it is a success, it may become an annual event.”

The day will run from 10am until 5pm and includes working displays of vintage and classic harvesting, ploughing and all cultivation methods over the last 50 years.

There will also be a static machinery display. The admission is free to the general public but donations would be gratefully received in aid of the Yorkshire Air Ambulance and the Royal Agricultural Benevolent Institution. Sally Conner, from the R.A.B.I. added: “We are so grateful to Martin and Sue and their friends for organising such an interesting day.

“It is great that they have chosen to support both the charities as the air ambulance is such an important service in our area and the R.A.B.I look after the farming community when needed, so please come along and have some fun.”

Anyone who would like to know more about the day, or who would like to take along their vintage tractor or machinery, please contact Martin and Sue on 01944 738549.