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Vintage harvesting at Michaelmas Trosh in Skeyton

17:00 25 September 2014

Harvesting ancient and modern at the Skeyton Michaelmas Trosh. Picture; PAM CULLEY

Harvesting ancient and modern at the Skeyton Michaelmas Trosh. Picture; PAM CULLEY

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Harvesting bygone style will take place near Skeyton this weekend.

The Michaelmas Trosh vintage farming day has a special feature this year of a working display of Ferguson tractors and implements.

Proceeds from the day, Sunday September 28, will go to Buxton Scouts, along with the village hall and church at Skeyton.

But there was a taste of “ancient and modern” when amateur photographer Pam Culley arrived at Breck Farm, Skeyton, to take photos of sheaves of wheat being loaded onto trailers,

An historic variety of wheat was being cut for the threshing demonstrations at the Trosh - using 6ft cut binders and stood to ripe in “shocks”.

It is a labour intensive operation which can take up to four weeks.

But as she took the shots Tom and Henry Randell’s modern 25ft cut Claas Lexion 750 TT combine went past - giving a snapshot of two eras of farming.

The site of the photo will be the display area for the Trosh event and where the combine was being used, is where the ploughing match will take place.

The Trosh is at Breck’s Farm, North Walsham Road, Skeyton, from 10am to 4pm.

Admission, as last year, is £3 adults, children free.

For any enquiries call Graham Kirk on 07795511777 or Tom Randell on 07775745417.

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