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Thousands attend Southwell Ploughing Match and Show at Carrs Bank Farm, Farnsfield




Thousands of people, from full-on farmers to families wanting a bit of fun, attended Southwell Ploughing Match and Show on Saturday.

It returned after a year's absence and on a slightly smaller scale than usual because of coronavirus.

Southwell Ploughing Match and Show.
Southwell Ploughing Match and Show.

Still, there were more than 100 trade stalls and plenty of activities to get involved in — including cooking challenges from the Nottinghamshire Young Farmers' Club, the chance to sit on a JCB or HGV and free carriage rides.

This year, the match was hosted at Carrs Bank Farm, Farnsfield.

Lucy Collison, 9, and River-Rose Bingham, 2, wonder at the poultry. (51607208)
Lucy Collison, 9, and River-Rose Bingham, 2, wonder at the poultry. (51607208)

Main ring attractions included carriage driving and the spectacular J.C Balls JCB tractor display team. Farm livestock was also judged.

And, of course, ploughman put their skills to the test in the popular ploughing match.

Southwell Ploughing Match and Show.
Southwell Ploughing Match and Show.

Established in 1855, Southwell Ploughing Match is the largest agricultural one-day show in Nottinghamshire.

Sergeant Rebecca Smith and Flight Sergreant Lucy Davidge of 1936 Squadron (Newton) Air Cadets and Digby the dog. (51607242)
Sergeant Rebecca Smith and Flight Sergreant Lucy Davidge of 1936 Squadron (Newton) Air Cadets and Digby the dog. (51607242)
Southwell Ploughing Match and Show.
Southwell Ploughing Match and Show.
Mauruce Hill, wife Barbara and grandaughter Tasha Reddish, 11, with their Kirkby-in-Ashfield-based haulage company. (51607246)
Mauruce Hill, wife Barbara and grandaughter Tasha Reddish, 11, with their Kirkby-in-Ashfield-based haulage company. (51607246)
Southwell Ploughing Match and Show.
Southwell Ploughing Match and Show.
Southwell Ploughing Match and Show.
Southwell Ploughing Match and Show.
Lauren Argyle and her three-month-old Reggie Staley, of Ollerton. (51607379)
Lauren Argyle and her three-month-old Reggie Staley, of Ollerton. (51607379)
Southwell Ploughing Match and Show.
Southwell Ploughing Match and Show.
Nottinghamshire Young Farmers chairman Daisy Haigh and her vice-chairman Jessica Rose. (51607209)
Nottinghamshire Young Farmers chairman Daisy Haigh and her vice-chairman Jessica Rose. (51607209)
Southwell Ploughing Match and Show.
Southwell Ploughing Match and Show.
Southwell Ploughing Match and Show.
Southwell Ploughing Match and Show.
Southwell Ploughing Match and Show.
Southwell Ploughing Match and Show.
The J.C Balls team in action. (51607411)
The J.C Balls team in action. (51607411)
The J.C Balls team were a main ring attraction. (51607435)
The J.C Balls team were a main ring attraction. (51607435)
Southwell Ploughing Match and Show.
Southwell Ploughing Match and Show.
Southwell Ploughing Match and Show.
Southwell Ploughing Match and Show.
Southwell Ploughing Match and Show.
Southwell Ploughing Match and Show.
Southwell Ploughing Match and Show.
Southwell Ploughing Match and Show.
Kirklington Primary School pupils Sophie Butler, 6, and Imogen Butler-Gore, 10, from Bilsthorpe, play hook-a-duck. (51607210)
Kirklington Primary School pupils Sophie Butler, 6, and Imogen Butler-Gore, 10, from Bilsthorpe, play hook-a-duck. (51607210)
Southwell Ploughing Match and Show.
Southwell Ploughing Match and Show.
Southwell Ploughing Match and Show.
Southwell Ploughing Match and Show.
Southwell Ploughing Match and Show.
Southwell Ploughing Match and Show.
Southwell Ploughing Match and Show.
Southwell Ploughing Match and Show.
Southwell Ploughing Match and Show.
Southwell Ploughing Match and Show.
Southwell Ploughing Match and Show.
Southwell Ploughing Match and Show.
Southwell Ploughing Match and Show.
Southwell Ploughing Match and Show.
Southwell Ploughing Match and Show.
Southwell Ploughing Match and Show.


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