Wednesday, 26 September 2012

Event - 10th tractor show aims to plough successful furrow (Newark)

ORGANISERS of a show which celebrates Notts' farming heritage are gearing up for its tenth anniversary.

An action-packed two days is planned when Newark Vintage Tractor and Heritage Show is held at Newark Showground.

Up to 18,000 people are expected to attend the show over the two days, with enthusiasts from across the UK and Ireland expected to bring with them over 850 exhibits.

Adrian Johnston, who helped to found the event in 2003, said: "The show has really exceeded our expectations as it's become the national leader of its type for vintage tractors and farming heritage.

"Notts has a great heritage for tractors. We've gone to great lengths to expand the heritage of the show.

"You cannot help but be impressed by the amazing condition that the tractors have been restored to. In some cases they are better than when they left the factory gate."

The annual show, which marks the end of the ploughing season, will also feature other agricultural heritage displays and craft stalls, as well as a major collection of Perkins tractors and machinery.

Enthusiasts will also perform tractor driving routines to music, while more than 100 rare and British native breeds of horses, sheep and other animals will also do displays.

Mr Johnston said: ''We're so grateful for people's support over the years."

The show is at Newark Showground on November 10 to 11.

Activities take place between 9am and 5pm on the first day, with an auction of agricultural memorabilia starting at 10am.

There will also be a tenth anniversary dinner in the evening. The second day will run from 9am to 3.30pm and includes a Remembrance Sunday service at 11am.

Former Lord-Leiutenant of Notts, Sir Andrew Buchanan, will open a new garden at the showground to mark the Queen's Diamond Jubilee and London Olympics.

Adult tickets can be bought in advance for £8.50, with over 65s £6.50, and children aged under 17 free. Tickets on the day cost £10 for adults and £8.50 for over 65s.

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