Vintage farming event aids North Norfolk churches
The twelfth annual Ingworth took place recently, and helped raise funds for three local parish churches.
The farming community and public turned out to witness corn being threshed and soil ploughed using vintage machinery, to raise money towards the running costs of St Mary the Virgin Church in Erpingham, St Lawrence Church in Ingworth and St Ethelbert’s Church in Alby.
Other attractions at the family fun day included a display of vintage tractors and other machinery, birds of prey, sheep shearing and fun dog show. Modern farming equipment was also on display to demonstrate how much the technology has changed.
Threshing, knocking the grain off the ears of wheat or barley, used to be known as “troshing”, and was achieved using a threshing machine, similar to the one pictured above, driven by a tractor or traction engine. It is now part of what a combine harvester does.
This story first appeared in the Eastern Daily Press. For more about the event, with pictures, visit EDP24.
The above picture of a Marshall threshing machine is courtesy of Commons Wikipedia, and was not taken at the Ingworth Trosh.
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