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Old-fashioned farming fun
9:00am Thursday 19th September 2013 in News
PLOUGHING enthusiasts from far and wide enjoyed a weekend of straight and narrow at Danebury Road in Longstock when the Upper Test Valley Vintage Club held its rally.
The event offers visitors the chance to see how farming was done in days of yore and raise money for the Hampshire Air Ambulance at the same time.
On display this year were stationary engines, horses and carts, motorcycles, lorries, cars, horse ploughing, children’s amusements, steamers and tractor ploughing.
There was also a car boot sale on both days.
Farming enthusiast Dave Watts, who has been organising shows of this nature for 37 years, said: “I think people turn up for the nostalgia but it is good to be able to show kids how farming was done years ago.
“There was no air conditioning inside cabs or computers telling us what to do. Back then people were out in all weathers from dawn to dusk.”
This year’s event proved as successful as ever and organisers are hoping they will be able to exceed last year’s fundraising total of £5,000.
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