Isle of Wight Memorial Ploughing Match
Isle of Wight Memorial Ploughing Match - Sun 12 April 2015
Attended by not far short of 100 ploughmen and women, the Isle of Wight Memorial Ploughing Match takes place at New Wolverton Farm, Shorwell on Sunday 12 April 2015 between 9.30am to 4.30pm. Featuring horse drawn plough's, vintage tractors and their modern equivalents, entry is free of charge. It makes for a lovely day out for the family and a rare opportunity to learn about the Isle of Wight's agricultural past...and present.
In 2012 Red Funnel sent its Myisleofwight.com team along to find out more about the art of ploughing.
Video of 2012 Isle of Wight Memorial Ploughing Match
The Memorial Ploughing Match first took place in 2009 at Mottistone Manor Farm to remember four ploughmen who were members of the Isle of Wight Traction Engine Club who sadly all passed away in 2008.The event was a great success and has run every year since raising significant sums for the Isle of Wight's Earl Mountbatten Hospice.Find out more