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Notts exhibitors’ success at 2012 Tractor Show

Nottinghamshire exhibitors’ success at the
2012 Newark Vintage Tractor & Heritage Show

Four Nottinghamshire exhibitors took home coveted trophies from the Newark Vintage Tractor & Heritage Show last weekend (10th and 11th November) – a major achievement given that there was a record number of 1,030 entries overall. Described as THE Show to end the season – and recognised as the leading UK event of its kind - the Show drew record crowds as farming folk mixed with towns-people to enjoy a diverse range of exhibits, displays and quality trade stands.

Among the winners of over 40 gleaming trophies, shields and salvers, James Hardstaff from Linby won the Nottinghamshire National Vintage Tractor & Engine Club’s (NVTEC) Cup as Best Member’s Tractor with his Fordson County FT E27N; Paul and Eileen Ducksbury (Newark) took home the Tractor & Farming Heritage Magazine Trophy for Best Un-restored Tractor with their 1923 Austin R. Also from Newark were Mr B Slater, who was presented with the Swindells Trophy for having the Best Ferguson TE20 Continental, and Vivienne Green, awarded the Scarborough Tankard for her display of historical fuel cans.

With nine exhibition halls and marquees full to bursting with vintage and classic tractors, plus many more outside, a further three halls hosting the Living History of the British Isles, a showcase of native and rare breeds of equines, cattle, sheep, pigs, poultry and alpacas along with traditional crafts such as stick making, wood carving and wool spinning, plus trade stands inside and out there was much to see and do for visitors. Proving extremely popular were a number of new events including the Cookery Demonstrations with Teresa Bovey and Linda Hewett, main ring displays by the Dancing Does, heavy horses and traditional carriage driving, sheep racing and the ‘One Man and His Pig’ obstacle course.

The Remembrance Day Service, held on Sunday, saw people standing four deep round the seated area amongst the Nominated Tractors in the George Stephenson Exhibition Hall. The Rev. Alison Milbank led a poignant service and visitors observed the Two Minute Silence as the Last Post echoed round the showground, played by bugler John Baigent. Kate Johnston led the congregation in singing Jerusalem and the National Anthem.

Entering its second decade, next year’s Newark Vintage Tractor & Heritage Show takes place on Saturday 9th and Sunday 10th November 2013 when the Feature Tractors will be Ferguson, Massey-Harris and Wallis.

Attached, crowds throng the showground at the 2012 Newark Vintage Tractor & Heritage Show (credit Mike Palin).
Other images, including the Trophy winners, available on request

For further information contact Mary Hopkins, Show Manager
Newark & Nottinghamshire Agricultural Society
Tel: 01636 705796 or email:

Press release issued by Kingswood Associates
Contact Wendy Peckham Tel: 01205 480190 Mob: 07973 218834


This article was added on 13-11-2012

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