Making hay in the sunshine at Sledmere Vintage Classic and Working day

Sledmere Vintage & Classic Working Day - Ralph Beevers on his Vintage Massey Ferguson Combine
Sledmere Vintage & Classic Working Day - Ralph Beevers on his Vintage Massey Ferguson Combine

The first Sledmere Vintage and Classic Working Day proved to be a huge success, drawing large crowds of visitors to enjoy the late summer sunshine.

Organisers are hoping that the event may have raised £5,000, which will go to the Yorkshire Air Ambulance and the Royal Agricultural Benevolent Institution.

Sledmere Vintage & Classic Working Day - Threashing Machine Demonstration by Tony Proctor of Rudston

Sledmere Vintage & Classic Working Day - Threashing Machine Demonstration by Tony Proctor of Rudston

The event was an opportunity for visitors to learn more about how crops were grown and harvested in years gone by, with demonstrations of ploughing, drilling and threshing.

The event was held at Home Farm, Sledmere, by kind permission of Sir Tatton Sykes.

One of the organisers, Sue Cole, said it had been a ‘fantastic day’.

“It went really well. We didn’t charge for admission or parking so we have no idea how many people came, but it was an absolutely fantastic day - people just kept coming in,” she said.

“We had really good sponsorship and would like to thank all our sponsors because without them we could not have raised all that money.”