MORE than 40 tractors and a dozen topiarists have taken part in the 82nd annual ploughing and hedge-cutting competition in Dale Abbey.
Last Wednesday saw hundreds of visitors descend on land off Spondon Road for West Hallam and District Ploughing and Hedgecutting Association’s exhibition.
Secretary Edward Hicklin said it had been a great success.
“We had a superb day,” he said.
“The weather was really kind to us and all the competitors were fantastic.”
The 42 tractors in different categories, organised by the size of the vehicle, battled it out for the top spot while hedge-cutters tried to impress judges with their green-fingered skills.
Alongside the competitions there were displays of food produce, including 18 chocolate sponge cakes and 15 raspberry jams.
“There were really strong entries this year,” he added.
“We are very grateful for the support of all the businesses which helped out, including the Nutbrook Brewery, who held a stall.”
The next fundraising event for 2012’s competition is the Harvest Supper at Aston-on-Trent Memorial Hall on Saturday October 8.
Call Edward on 01332 70142 to attend.