Vintage tractors on show at Farming of Yesteryear event on Thurlby Fen

Farming from Yesteryear - Michael Bagley of Witham-on-the-hill adjusts the plough on his son's 1961 Fordon Dexta tractor Photo: MSMP090912-009js
Farming from Yesteryear - Michael Bagley of Witham-on-the-hill adjusts the plough on his son's 1961 Fordon Dexta tractor Photo: MSMP090912-009js
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FAMILIES enjoyed a vintage display of farming techniques in the English countryside.

The annual Farming of Yesteryear took place on Thurlby Fen on Sunday.

As usual, tractor owners were encouraged to bring their vehicles to the field and show off their ploughing skills.

Alongside the tractors there were also displays of vintage machinery and bygones, old combine harvesters and corn threshing.

Refreshments were served on a sunny day and plenty of families came to see the show of farming through the ages.

Organiser Andy Wyer said: “It went very well, we had quite a busy day and the sun shone.

“A lot of people took an interest and it was nice to see families there with children.

“The youngsters get to sit on the tractors which they don’t often get the chance to do.”

The event was free to attend, but organisers were collecting donations to the Sue Ryder Thorpe Hall Hospice in Peterborough.

A total of £970 was raised.