Vintage farming rally

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Old-fashioned farming techniques of the past were put on display at the Boddington Vintage Association Rally at the weekend.

The bi-annual event took place in Upper Boddington on Saturday and Sunday and included corn thrashing, building bales and horse ploughing.

Boddington Vintage Association staged a working weekend recently, with a variety of stalls and attractions. Steam engines, vintage cars, vintage tractors and ploughing demonstrations, were just some of the attractions at the event.''Pictured: David Rimell.

Boddington Vintage Association staged a working weekend recently, with a variety of stalls and attractions. Steam engines, vintage cars, vintage tractors and ploughing demonstrations, were just some of the attractions at the event.''Pictured: David Rimell.

Gerald Bootman, committee member of the association, said: “The day went really well, the ground was a bit too hard to do some of the ploughing but some of the feedback from people is that they really enjoyed it.

“It is really important to keep the old techniques of farming alive. The current generation of children need to know what farming was like without modern-day machinery, and appreciate how much harder it was.”

“It is a really friendly day and the atmosphere is always good. We were really fortunate with the weather this year and able to put on a good show.”

The money raised at the event will be donated to Katharine House Hospice near Banbury.