Discover what happened at this year’s successful and sunny Weald of Kent Ploughing Match, organised by the WKPMA in Pluckley, near Ashford.
Despite very hard ground conditions, the Weald of Kent Ploughing Match Association (WKPMA) held its annual ploughing match on Saturday 18th September at Honey Farm, in Pluckley, near Ashford in Kent. As usual with this match, a huge crowd came to the event, which was by far the largest seen in southern England this year.
Beside the excellent vintage ploughing that was taking place, it was pleasing to see the Pierce’s ex-John Collins 1876/7 Fowler 8hp singles Nos. 2861/3195 working well under the direction of Peter Denham. As always, Paul Ransley was a master of the controls, making it look easy on No. 2861. He’s hoping to have his 1873 12hp example, No. 1908, at the event next year.
At the other end of the rope was No. 3195, with the driver attempting to cope with a troublesome injector, but he got there in the end!
All-in-all, it was great to see the engines out and working hard in front of a very appreciative and enthusiastic audience.
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