Norfolk farm machinery competition at new venue

PUBLISHED: 08:12 05 June 2013 | UPDATED: 08:12 05 June 2013

Entries for the Royal Norfolk Show’s new ideas competition must be submitted as quickly as possible.

Chris Thomas, who is the competition organiser and county co-ordinator of Norfolk Farm Machinery Clubs, has already received about half a dozen good entries.

There are awards for the best entry from a commercial company in East Anglia, for best farm entry and also a trophy for the winning entry by a Normac member. David Mountain, of CTM Harpley Engineering, near King’s Lynn, has been invited to judge this year’s awards, which include the Royal Norfolk gold medal and also the Peter Bullimore Trophy for best entry by a Normac member. He replaces Neal Sands, of Sands Agricultural Machinery, of Brumstead, near Stalham, who will be in Australia.

There is also a special award, the Ernest Cozens Trophy, for any new device or machinery made by a farm or individual for their own use.

The Royal Norfolk Show takes place at the Costessey showground on Wednesday, June 26 and Thursday, June 27.

Mr Thomas said that entries could also be made at this evening’s annual fault-finding competition or preferably directly to home at home on 01986 7688209.

n A last-minute change of venue for the annual Norfolk Farm Machinery Club’s fault-finding competition has been announced, said county organiser Chris Thomas.

It is now being hosted by Roger Eyles at Hall Farm, Northwold IP26 5LG, tomorrow night, Thursday, June 6, starting at 7pm sharp.

While competitors from the centres at Diss, Loddon, Dereham and Wymondham, looks for the various faults, there will be a farm walk. The evening ends with a barbecue and presentation of the awards.

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