The author, Josephine Roberts, “having a go” with a John Deere in a charity ploughing match.
It’s not all about old tractors. Pictured here is World Style ploughman Emrys Owen with his Case 5150. Emrys recently represented Wales in the European ploughing championships.
Front view of the Fendt tractor.
A 1961 Fendt Favourit 1 ploughing at a recent North Wales match. This extremely well engineered German tractor is a rare sight indeed, as it never had a market in the U.K., and in its day would have cost more than twice the price of a Fordson Major.
The bright orange livery of this Fordson Model N brightens a cloudy day at a match held in Flintshire, North Wales. The combination of Fordson and trailer plough is extremely popular in British ploughing matches.
A gray Ferguson being driven by 82-year-old Huw Williams of Anglesey, North Wales, proving, as the author notes, “that like a good wine, ploughmen just get better and better with age.”
Gwynn Jones, Anglesey, North Wales, ploughing on his 1961 International B275.
Josephine Roberts at the match: “The fabulous John Deere AO that I ploughed with in a charity ploughing match two years ago. This was taken just as I arrived at the match, and although I might be smiling, deep down I was a nervous wreck!”
Glyn Jones, Denbigh, North Wales, ploughing in a match with his Massey Ferguson 35. A frequent competitor in Welsh ploughing matches, Glyn made this cab himself to keep out the worst of the winter weather.