Adair in a field of his own at Traction Engine Club match

COMPETITOR: David Boyd, from Ards, in action on his David Brown 950.

THERE was a good turnout of competitors at the 45th annual ploughing match organised by County Down Traction Engine Club, held on the lands of David Bryce and son, Killinchy Road, Comber.

The judges were Tom McCracken, Brian McNally, David Percy and Cecil Wray.

RIGHT: Judges Tom McCracken and Cecil Wray awarding points to the competitors at the County Down Traction Engine Club’s 45th annual ploughing match.

The club expressed thanks to David Bryce and son for the use of their lands, the judges, competitors and everyone who helped in any way to make the 45th match such a success.


Horse class – 1, Lindsay Hanna BEM; 2, John Weir.

Novice – 1, Jonathan Lemon; 2, Jim Graham; 3, Ben Jamison; 4, Jack More.

Senior lift – 1, James Adair; 2, Neil Scott; 3, Fred Dunn; 4, Frankie Davidson.

Classic – 1, David J Lemon; 2, Dai Kennedy; 3, David Lemon; 4, David Boyd.

Intermediate – 1, Raymond Clifford; 2, Jack O’Brien; 3, Eamon Cusack; 4, James Adams.

Special prizes:

Best work done by a Ferguson tractor and plough – Raymond Clifford.

Youngest competitor – Ben Jamison.

PROGRESS: Neil Scott, from Portavogie, on his McCormick W4.

Champion of the field – James Adair.


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