Eleventh Memorial Ploughing Match

By Tony Ridd

This year’s Memorial Ploughing Match was held at New Wolverton Farm, by kind permission of owners Professor and Mrs Williams.

The overall winner was George Richards with his vintage Massey Ferguson tractor. Four teams of heavy horses ploughed on the day, all travelling from the mainland with thanks to Red Funnel. Winner of the horse ploughing was Mr Jim Elliot, who won for the first time. 

Organiser Karen Sheath thanked tractor judges Kevin Whatley, Claire Whatley, Colin Purdue and Ian Vincent from the mainland and Andrew Groves from the Island, who judged the heavy horse ploughing. Money raised from the event is shared with local charities, the main beneficiary being Challenge and Adventure.

Tractor Ploughing – Young Ploughman (25 or Under)

Dolf & Barney Downer Memorial Trophy for the best crown – Ben Mosdell

Ashley Morris Memorial trophy for the best finish – George Richards

Geoff Hughes Memorial Trophy – William Earley

Alayna Morris Memorial Trophy for best work done overall – George Richards

Tractor Ploughing

Den Phillips Memorial Trophy for the best work done with a trailer plough – Geoff Phillips

John Attrill Memorial Trophy for the best work done with a general purpose plough – Tom Richards

Derek Young Memorial Trophy for the best work done with a semi-digger or match plough – George Richards

Stephen Hayles Memorial Trophy for the best work done by a Novice Ploughman – Michael Tyre

Jack Carter Memorial trophy for the best work done with a ford tractor – John Stallard

Fred Price Memorial trophy for the best work done with a Massey Ferguson tractor – George Richards

Norman Thearle Memorial Trophy for the best work done using a Ransomes Plough – George Richards

Dave Kissick Memorial Trophy for the best opening – John Stallard

Fred Hollis Memorial trophy for the best crown – Geoff Phillips

Harold and Rob Moody Memorial trophy for the best finish – George Richards

Red Funnel for the best work done with a Red tractor – George Richards

Memorial Ploughing Match Champions Cup for the best work done by an IW Ploughman – George Richards.