Wilson Holden Tractor run

HOLDEN MEMORIAL RI Farm
TALENTED: Former European Vintage Number One Ian Simms with his son Harry.

THERE was a good turnout of 188 tractors for the Wilson Holden Memorial Tractor Run, organised by the Northern Ireland Ploughing Association in aid of the Stroke Association. Amongst the cavalcade were some ploughmen from Scotland and Wales.

The roadrunners assembled at Jackson’s Yard, Carrickfergus Road, Ballynure, travelling through Straid Road, Calhame, Watch Hill, Loughmourne, Ballyvallough, Toreagh, Waterfall Road, Gleno, Ballyvernstown, Browndod, Starbog, Shanes Hill, Lower Ballyboley, Braepark Road before returning back to Jackson’s Yard for a barbeque.

TAKING PART: Well known ploughmen Pat O’Donnell (Moy) and James Adair (Ballynure).

The Northern Ireland Ploughing Association would like to thank the Jackson family for the use of their yard and barbeque facilities; the landowners for the use of their lanes/premises; all those who took part; Ballynure Vintage Tractor Ploughing Society for its assistance, and giving up its date; the marshalls, paramedics, and everyone who helped in any way to make the event a resounding success.

LEFT: From Kilroot Agricultural Ploughing Society, Tom and Elizabeth Hay.

The event was in memory of the late Wilson Holden, chairman of the Northern Ireland Ploughing Association.

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