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March 16, 2015 / Apley Estate - Hamiltons

Ploughing match on the Apley Estate

Ploughing match

Ploughing match – with horses

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Bridgnorth won 40-3 to Northampton, so are through to the finals of the Midlands Cup

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Ploughing match

Ploughing matchYesterday, was cold but at least drier than last Sunday 8 March, which was rather rainy day for our local ploughing match at Grindle, on the edge of the Apley Estate. Organised by the Morville Countryside Club with all proceeds going towards the Midlands Air Ambulance, with about 70 men taking part. Gavin & Francis went to present prizes but naturally left the judging to the experts !

This is an extremely country issue to be writing about I know, but ploughing is critical farming – it’s the beginning of the soil preparation process. When done properly, seeds of the next crop have the best chance of survival & ultimate success in producing a high yield. Your loaf of bread starts right here & takes a year to create …

Gavin & our Apley Farm Manager, Adrian Joynt sent me these photos – competitors used old & new tractors & some even horses.

I have to admit I absolutely don’t usually follow ploughing or rugby !, but on Saturday 14 March, Gavin took Francis (who plays rugby on Sunday mornings) to see Bridgnorth winning 40-3 against Northampton, in the Midlands Cup, making them the best in the Midlands at their level (7) – all very exciting for Bridgnorth !

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