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Vintage tractors will star in charity ploughing match at Lower Zeals

By Dadcock  |  Posted: March 25, 2014

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Vintage tractors will be the stars of the show at a charity ploughing match at Lower Zeals.

The event on Sunday, 6th April, is raising funds for the Somerset and Dorset Air Ambulance, St Margaret’s Hospice at Yeovil, the Fortuneswell Cancer Trust in Dorchester and for Gillingham Boy Scouts.

The day will feature vintage tractors from the 1930s to the 1970s, both mounted and trailed, ploughing a designated plot and being judged.

Prizes will be awarded to the winner and runner-up in the various different classes.

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Participants will all receive a complimentary bacon and egg roll with the bacon being donated by The Fine Food Company in Wincanton.

Spectators will also have the opportunity to buy and enjoy one too plus there will be a raffle with plenty of prizes to be won.

The ploughing match will run from 10am to 2pm and promises to be a fun day out for all ages.

Chris Ricketts, managing director at The Fine Food Company, said: “We are more than pleased to support local charitable events such as this one, as the more help they get the more money they can raise for these super charities.”

John Bastable and Tony Adams who are organising the event, said they were grateful to The Fine Food Company for supporting the ploughing match.

The event is in its 11th year and has raised more than £6000.

The event is also being sponsored by other local businesses including Center Parcs at Longleat.

Call 07976 317180 for more information.

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