Speed the plough

PUBLISHED: 01:16 18 October 2011 | UPDATED: 20:09 20 February 2013

Sam Hitchman with his self-propelled plough.

Sam Hitchman with his self-propelled plough.

Since 1946 one of the highlights of Warwickshire's rural year is The Forest of Arden Agricultural Society annual ploughing and hedging match.


Since 1946 one of the highlights of Warwickshires rural year is The Forest of Arden Agricultural Society annual ploughing and hedging match, when in the space of about 4 hours around 60 masters of the art of ploughing are pitted against each other in a test of their skills.


Some drive vintage tractors and trailed ploughs, others may have a classic tractor and a mounted plough, some still come with a team of horses, but all of them have one thing in common, a love of the land and the feeling of satisfaction that comes from a job well done.


This years match was held at Northbrook Farm, Sherbourne, near Warwick, where under the beady eyes of the judges each ploughman strove to create a straight furrow.


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