PHOTOS: Sun shines for historic Sidmouth Junction ploughing match

Sidmouth Junction ploughing match is taking place today in virtually perfect weather conditions.

By kind permission of the Seward family, the historic event is being staged at Fairmile – on the Exeter side of the A30.

With competitions taking place most of the day, the event is open to the public and includes a ploughing demonstration and ‘lucky’ programme.

First staged in 1834, the the ploughing match was driven by Sir Edward Drewe. Back then, prizes were even handed out to the farm worker with the largest family.

The first tractor class was introduced in 1936. However, horse ploughs were still used by more than a third of competitors following the end of the Second World War.

Organisers marked the 150th anniversary match in 1987.

All our photos of Sidmouth Junction ploughing match have been taken and supplied by Honiton and Village News, the FREE monthly magazine for Honiton and surrounding villages. 

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