Ploughing Matches - Dates, Announcements, Locations etc etc

Still Farming

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Mixed Farmer
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Glamorgan Wales
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chaffcutter

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Arable Farmer
Location
S. Staffs
Lichfield District Staffordshire Agricultural Society Ploughing Match is on Sunday 12th September, site at Windmill Farm, Wiggington, Tamworth courtesy of the Sketchley family, pm me for more details.
 

fenhayman

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Made a comment three years ago about lack of information re. ploughing matches. Missed two last weekend, Herts and Suffolk. Saw post match reports but no advance information. Trying to get grandson interested but I suppose you tube is better than nothing. Surely young blood is necessary for the healthy continuation of any organisation.
Getting the same feelings that I had in 2018, it's all a bit clubby and spectators aren't encouraged. The majority of the entrants in the last match I went to were all getting on a bit., they won't be ploughing for ever.
 

arcobob

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Location
Norfolk
Made a comment three years ago about lack of information re. ploughing matches. Missed two last weekend, Herts and Suffolk. Saw post match reports but no advance information. Trying to get grandson interested but I suppose you tube is better than nothing. Surely young blood is necessary for the healthy continuation of any organisation.
Getting the same feelings that I had in 2018, it's all a bit clubby and spectators aren't encouraged. The majority of the entrants in the last match I went to were all getting on a bit., they won't be ploughing for ever.
At 76 I have just retired and notice that, as soon as you get out of the loop, the info dries up. Go onto the Society of Ploughmen website and look up local matches. Norfolk now seems defunct but Cambs are up and running, Haddenham,Willingham and Cottenham. Where do you live? PM me and I may be able to help with contacts.
 
Spectators haven't been encouraged due to the coronavirus, its changing now though. There are lots of matches posted on Facebook "match ploughing" and "competition ploughing" groups. SOP website only posts matches that people tell them about or are affiliated so many are missed. Facebook and word of mouth tend to be the best routes. People do post them on here though...
 

MX7

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Location
cotswolds
Made a comment three years ago about lack of information re. ploughing matches. Missed two last weekend, Herts and Suffolk. Saw post match reports but no advance information. Trying to get grandson interested but I suppose you tube is better than nothing. Surely young blood is necessary for the healthy continuation of any organisation.
Getting the same feelings that I had in 2018, it's all a bit clubby and spectators aren't encouraged. The majority of the entrants in the last match I went to were all getting on a bit., they won't be ploughing for ever.
It is a sad state of affairs when some participants in sports and hobbies take it so seriously that they forget to encourage new entrants to those sports and hobbies .
Every one has to start from scratch , the courage to take part has to be encouraged, of course we may make a pigs ear of our first endeavours , but hey ho at least they have had the courage to have a go,more so than the critical spectator who may have never tried that sport or hobby in their lifetime. :banghead: :banghead::rolleyes:;)
 

EccyJimmy

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It is a sad state of affairs when some participants in sports and hobbies take it so seriously that they forget to encourage new entrants to those sports and hobbies .
Every one has to start from scratch , the courage to take part has to be encouraged, of course we may make a pigs ear of our first endeavours , but hey ho at least they have had the courage to have a go,more so than the critical spectator who may have never tried that sport or hobby in their lifetime. :banghead: :banghead::rolleyes:;)
I've recently starting ploughing European Reversible at matches local to me in Staffordshire. All of the lads who already compete in this class have been really generous with their time, suggestions and tips to help me get started, as well as a couple of people who judge this class regularly. So for me, I've only had encouragement.
 
I've recently starting ploughing European Reversible at matches local to me in Staffordshire. All of the lads who already compete in this class have been really generous with their time, suggestions and tips to help me get started, as well as a couple of people who judge this class regularly. So for me, I've only had encouragement.
Think I should know you, as I judge you all regularly 😉
 
I've recently starting ploughing European Reversible at matches local to me in Staffordshire. All of the lads who already compete in this class have been really generous with their time, suggestions and tips to help me get started, as well as a couple of people who judge this class regularly. So for me, I've only had encouragement.
Big improvement from Saturday to Sunday keep up the good work expect to see you at national next year in Derbyshire
Think I should know you, as I judge you all regularly 😉
 

wuddy

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Location
Scottish Borders
Does anyone know of any clubs or events going in Scotland? Would love to go watch
What area are you in? Heading to Ayr on Sunday, north Berwick 2nd October, Coldstream 3rd October the British ploughing championships are at Mindrum,Cornhill just over the border 9th/10th october! There is a good list on the ScotPlough website and Facebook page which is updated regularly I have attached the current list below. There are matches most weekends all over scotland October/November.
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there are three missing from the list that I know of, 3rd october FOFH working day at Leitholm, Coldstream, SVTEC match on the 10th October nr Coupar Angus and another on the 30th October same venue as the Border vintage match on the 31st!
 
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Speculative coverage on the gene editing consultation response

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There has been coverage today in the I and the Guardian, reporting on speculation around the upcoming government response to the recent Gene Editing consultation, which closed on 17th March.

A full government response, which will include a thorough analysis and summary of the responses to the consultation and which will set out our next steps, will be published in due course.

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