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Overall Champion Ploughman Awarded by proud sponsors of the Annual Ploughing Match


The finale of the Rochford Hundred Agricultural Society’s Annual Ploughing Match saw Billy Purkiss from W.E. Purkiss & Sons of Hawkwell Hall Farm, Hockley, awarded with the Overall Champion Ploughman cup.

One of our resident agricultural specialists and company director Caroline Peters presented and congratulated Billy Purkiss at the event’s famed cup presentation, which has been a firm fixture in the Essex farming calendar for over 60 years.

Picturesque Little Stambridge Hall Farm was a beautiful setting for hosting the event, which sees local farmers competing for the best furrow in various competitive groups including vintage tractors, steam ploughs and shire horses.

As keen supporters of the agricultural industry for decades, our team were on hand during the day meeting and greeting the local farming community from our hospitality marquee. It was great to see so many visitors pop in for a chat, cuppa and delicious homemade cakes.

Congratulations to the other cup winners on the day, details of which are below:

Ploughing Match Results 2019

Cups – Ploughing

  • Rome & Bishop Cup (Class 1) – M Lawrence
  • Dennis Brown Cup (Class 2) – Eric Smith
  • Alec Steel Cup (Class 3) – Billy Purkiss
  • A & W Bentall Cup (Class 4) – David Hyam
  • Norman Garon Cup (Class 6) – Billy Purkiss
  • F J Hurst & Sons Cup (Class 8) – Eric Smith
  • Earl Iveagh Cup (Class 10) – David Curtis
  • W French Cup (Under 26 Ploughman) – Billy Purkiss
  • James Lyon Cup (Best Turned Out) – James Shipp
  • Trade Stand Shield (Best Trade Stand) – Adcock Agri

Cups – Cereals

  • Allied Mills Cup – A & W Bentall
  • Caleb Rayner Cup – A & W Bentall
  • Golding Cup – A & W Bentall

Our firm regularly sponsors well-loved agricultural events including the Essex Young Farmers’ Country Show, as well as hosting an annual presentation on succession planning for farming families. To find out more please contact Caroline Peters .

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