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Autumn 2008

  Isle of Wight Traction Engine Club held their annual autumn Vintage Ploughing Match on Sunday 19th October 2008 at Ash Hill Farm, Atherfield, by kind permission of Mr D. Morris.
  The match started with a minutes silence in memory of Mr Dennis Phillips, Chairman of the Isle of Wight Traction Engine Club who had passed away on Wednesday 15th October 2008.
  Number of competitors who ploughed - 23
  Weather conditions - Overcast, but dry
  Mounted plough class
  1st Mr Arnold Watts from Merstone
  2nd Mr Mike Butchers
  3rd Mr Frank Willis from Brighstone
  Trailer plough class
  1st Mr Glen Draper from Shorwell
  2nd Mr Bern Parker from Whiteley Bank
  3rd Mr Rob Richards from Wroxall

  The Overall winner was Mr Glen Draper. He was presented with the "Memorial Challenge Cup in memory of Steve Hayles". The trophy was given to the club this year, in memory of the late Steve Hayles, a keen and loyal member of the Isle of Wight Traction Engine Club, who passed away suddenly in April 2008.

Karen Sheath,
Jan 9, 2014, 3:05 PM