Last of the summer wheat harvested for bygone farming ‘trosh’ at Skeyton

Richard Culley driving his 1929 Wallis 20-30 tractor coupled to a 1912 Massey Harris No. 5 binder wi

Richard Culley driving his 1929 Wallis 20-30 tractor coupled to a 1912 Massey Harris No. 5 binder with owner Graham Kirk at the controls. Picture: SUBMITTED

A rare harvesting combination was coupled up in a north Norfolk field ahead of an annual historic farming and charity day.

The 1929 Wallis 20-30 tractor being driven by Richard Culley was hitched up to a Massey Harris Number 5 binder, with owner Graham Kirk at the controls.

They were harvesting heritage wheat ready for the Skeyton Michaelmas Trosh on Sunday September 27.

The event, which has been running for eight years, is a chace for country-loving people to see a vintage farming working day. It has grown over that time from attracting 50 people to up to 1000 said Mr Kirk. It was popular as it was the last outdoor event of its kind in the calendar.

This year's special theme is 'single cylinder tractors at work.'


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A full programme of vintage machinery will be in action including threshing, ploughing, cultivating and horticultural tractors.

Steam engines and a large static display will also be on view, along with tractor pulling.

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The Trosh, which is raising funds for Buxton Scouts, Skeyton Village hall and the church, is at Breck Farm, Skeyton (NR10 5AW) from 10am to 4pm. Admission £4.

For more information contact Graham Kirk on 01263 732287 or 07795 511777.

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