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Crowds flock to Ingworth Trosh bygone farming event

20:32 09 September 2012

Threshing at Ingworth Trosh. Picture: KAREN BETHELL

Threshing at Ingworth Trosh. Picture: KAREN BETHELL

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Hundreds of farming fans took a trip down memory lane on Sunday, at the popular annual “trosh” held at Ingworth to raise funds for three local churches.

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Attractions at the event included threshing and baling demonstrations, pony rides, a display of vintage cars and tractors, and a farmers market selling locally-produced goods ranging from honey to apple juice.

Visitors also had a chance to meet birds of prey brought along by the Seal and Bird Rescue Trust of Ridlington, near North Walsham, and take a trip back in time to the 14th century with the Norfolk and Norwich Medieval Association.

The group, which had set up an encampment with tents and cooking area, made flatbreads with flour ground from wheat processed by an early 1940s threshing drum brought along to the event by Scott Bunting of Skeyton.

Organiser Alan Witham said that, since being held for the first time in 2005, the trosh had gone from strength to strength, with last year’s event raising a record £7,000 for churches at Ingworth, Erpingham and Alby.

“We seem to get more and more people coming along every year,” he added. “And it would be nice to think that we could match, or even better last year’s total.”

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