Will the ploughing match go ahead in September? We don't know.20/03/2020 12:02
Ploughing Match on TV
Our most recent match at the Barrington Estate is now featured on terrestial TV. The programme is called Junk and Disorderly , hosted by Henry Cole and assisted by Sam Lovegrove who buy and old tractor and various other old memorabilia and try and sell it at the Match. If you have missed it then it can still be found on ITV Hub (catch-up service) first broadcast on ITV4 it is the 4th Episode.
Also featured on the programme is our very own John Eddolls from Grafton with some of his Longhorns, dog and geese. John has previously been a Chairman of the society and first ploughed at the Match in 1953.24/10/2019 16:23
As our security left on Sunday he commented on how there was almost no litter across the site, whereas most of the events that he attends are strewn with rubbish everywhere. So thank you one and all. That is country people for you.29/09/2019 20:06
Thats it, well done everyone. See you next year at Bampton.28/09/2019 18:08
Its getting close
So members of the Committe have had a soggy morning starting to get everything laid out. The marquee and parking is on a grass field , there is a rather long drive in across fields to get to the site but it is worth it. And there are 10 entries for the horse ploughing competitions so that will be well worth visiting, also the hedgelaying is on site just a 15 minute walk from the marquee to get to it. So lots to look forward too and hopefully some more rain to come during the week but not on the Friday or Saturday.22/09/2019 12:44
Do you know any local groups/charities/parents associations etc who would be willing to help with car-parking - we are happy to make a donation to your choosen charity, due to the site layout this year we need extra hands to help -please email us ASAP - thanks
Apologies to anyone who has emailed us recently - they appear to have gone slightly astray - all now sorted....
Please be aware, we are only accepting CASH as payment for Show Entrance25/08/2019 11:38
Do you enjoy the Ploughing Match? Would you like to be involved? We are all volunteers that put on the show but could always do with more help.
If you would like to help even for just a couple of hours, then please do get in touch.
It can be quite fun and rewarding to be part of the event. But don't worry you would not be on car parking unless you wanted to,21/08/2019 16:40
The very popular Rural Craft tent is now fully booked .21/08/2019 16:36
We are struggling to find a good hedge for the competition locally. If anyone knows of anything suitable do please get in touch.10/07/2019 20:28