Ploughing a new furrow

A Ferguson-35 tractor taking part in the annual Romney Marsh ploughing contest.

At the recent extraordinary general meeting of the Romney Marsh Ploughing and Cultivations Society, some new faces took up the challenge of ploughing a new furrow.

Ben Ashdown was elected chairman, and Diana Wimble took on the role of Secretary. Alan Higgs remains as Treasurer.

One of the tasks facing the new committee will be the annual Ploughing Match and Fun Dog Show. Always a popular event with the public, it was decided that this year’s event will take place as near normal as possible – Covid-19 guidelines permitting.

Ploughing at the Romney Marsh ploughing match

The date and location have been confirmed as Sunday, September 5, at Ham Mill Lane, near Hamstreet, Romney Marsh, TN26 2QW.

Invitations to previous ploughmen and women will be sent out by the society, but any others interested in ploughing on the day should email the Secretary at

Any traders or craftsmen interested in having a stall should also contact the Secretary at the above email address.



Image Credits: Chris Lawson


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