So sad to hear that news, what a character he was, herd so many tales about him especially the one when after a ploughing match he rang a judge and asked him if he'd got home ok, the judge replied yes fine thankyou, Geoff said glad to hear that cos you couldn't see very well today when you were judging me. He'll be sadly missed, rip Geoff.Not wishing to be the bearer of bad tidings but a friend has just informed me of the loss of another great ploughman. Geoff Fretwell passed away peacefully in his sleep on Friday last after a long illness. Another Great ploughman gone.
One of life’s great characters who was not afraid to call a spade a spade. Straightforward, honest and sometimes straight laced, Geoff was a very capable and great ploughman.
God rest him
Just the other day, hunting through boxes, and came across some of my old certificates the handwriting is very impressive. …conversely, my daughter has recently received a swimming certificate, scruffy handwriting, no care to presentation at all. We have even received certificates that have not even been filled in!Note the standard of the handwriting on them! Truly from a forgotten era.
Was there not a commemorative clock or similar given to all competitors at the national in times gone bye? Have vague memories of one on the wall in a late friends cottage.
Rest in peace Mick. Great and very successful ploughman who was a real ambassador for competitive ploughing. Always helpful, courteous and usually somewhere in the prizes, he seldom missed local matches and could usually be seen along with his two best buddies, John Milnes and Stuart Burden.Unfortunately another great ploughman has recently passed