Well despite the recent awful weather, and many cancelled or postponed matches, here at Budby, Sherwood Forest Ploughing match went ahead as scheduled on Sunday 24th November, 2019. Thankfully we did not have any rain on the day, and it was a great success. A few spare plots where entrants had not made it, but nevertheless a good day was had by all. Many thanks were given to us, the organisers, for a great day. We would like to thank all ploughmen/women, spectators, and our volunteers who help and give up a lot of their spare time. Also to those who took photographs and are happy for us to share them on here.
Sherwood Forest Ploughing Match held the qualifiers for the following classes Classic, Ferguson, Horticultural, Trailer and Vintage Hydraulic classes.
Sherwood Forest Ploughing Match has two main objectives:
Provide a good ploughing experience for competitors. The time of year, short days and unpredictable weather make this sometimes difficult to achieve, by contrast it can be a fantastic day with exceptional ploughing.
As in other years SFPM hopes to raise money for the Lincs/Notts Air Ambulance. The Air Ambulance is a very important part of rural life, often saving farm lives. We take pride in supporting this valuable service. Yet again we had an amazing amount of support to raise money whether by donation, sponsors and by purchasing raffle tickets. We thank everyone yet again. Without your support we could not achieve this. This year, 2019, we raised £1,700.00 for Lincs/Notts Air Ambulance and we are hoping that we can again present the cheque direct to the Air crew, but this is still being arranged. Details will appear here at a later date.