Ploughing for pounds

Burnby Vintage Wkg Day - Tony Proctor ploughing
Burnby Vintage Wkg Day - Tony Proctor ploughing

TRACTOR enthusiasts ploughed their way through fields between Hayton and Burnby for a summer working day that has become a popular annual event.

The day, to raise money for St Giles’ Church in Burnby, saw threshing, binding, and competition and non-competition ploughing at Burnby Grange.

Burnby Vintage Wkg Day - David Woodcock on a binder

Burnby Vintage Wkg Day - David Woodcock on a binder

Farmers were encouraged to bring along their vintage machines to either enter the competitions or put on display for others to take a closer look.

Organised by farmer Derek Nicholson, it is the second year he has arranged the event, which has proved popular as up to 300 people came along as either spectators or participants.

Mr Nicholson said: “It went very well and was very well attended. The weather was perfect for the job. We made about £600, which was more than last year.

“We are hoping to run it again next year. Interest in this sort of thing is definitely growing.”

Indeed, the Wolds Vintage Rally at Bishop Wilton was held recently and also proves popular annually. This year’s event saw children’s rides, tractors, motorcycles, garden machinery and bygone displays.