This is normal for Norfolk - Blessing of the plough at Honing

PUBLISHED: 13:42 07 September 2017 | UPDATED: 13:43 07 September 2017

The Revd Simon Lawrence on one of the tractors. Copyright Maurice Gray

The Revd Simon Lawrence on one of the tractors. Copyright Maurice Gray


It’s normal for Norfolk, as they say ... The Blessing of the Plough has become a popular annual event in Honing, near north Walsham, and was held as part of a fundraising weekend in the small parish.

After the traditional blessing from the Revds Simon Lawrence and David Jackson, the area was opened for a ploughing competition while hot food, drinks, homemade buns and cakes were readily available. A vintage car display also drew the attention of many enthusiasts.

Fundraiser Diana Howes said: “The plough blessing was a success and supported by other villages.

“It was a busy weekend and the village hall offered a bygone scene with lots of history about our village – fantastic.”

The village is organising various fundraising events to raise money for urgent restoration work at the parish church. The work has received a substantial lottery grant, but the village is responsible for matching the funding.

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