Big turnout for Colyton tractor run

PUBLISHED: 09:02 26 May 2015 | UPDATED: 09:02 26 May 2015

Resplendent in his robes, Town Crier Derek Wenn ensured the Colyton Tractor run had a fitting send off. Ref mha 7902-22-15SH. Picture: Simon Horn

Resplendent in his robes, Town Crier Derek Wenn ensured the Colyton Tractor run had a fitting send off. Ref mha 7902-22-15SH. Picture: Simon Horn

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More than 120 agricultural vehicles take part in this year’s charity fundraiser

The Parr family and friends at the Colyton Tractor run on Monday. Ref mha 7847-22-15SH. Picture: Simon HornThe Parr family and friends at the Colyton Tractor run on Monday. Ref mha 7847-22-15SH. Picture: Simon Horn

A bumper 120 vehicles took part in Colyton’s annual vintage tractor run on Bank Holiday Monday – making it one of the most successful rallies ever.

The historic vehicles and some very ‘inventive’ trailers set off from The Peace Memorial Playing Fields, on the 20-mile trip up the Coly Valley criss-crossing the river via the ford.

Eventually the vehicles crossed to the Umborne Valley and then travelled on to Shute, before winding their way through Kilmington Woods and on to Millers Farm Shop for lunch.

This year’s event was in aid of Macmillan Cancer Support and the Jeremy Webber Cup was won by Chris Thorne, presented by Christine Webber, the Merlin Potter Cup was won by Angela Pavey, presented by Malcolm Miller. the Mike Pidgeon Cup was won by Mark Hoare, presented by Jenny Pidgeon and the Maurice Gould Cup was won by Dennis Freeth, presented by Sally Gould.

Two and a half year old Harrison Brown at the wheel of a classic Dexter at the Colyton Tractor run on Monday. Ref mha 7894-22-15SH. Picture: Simon HornTwo and a half year old Harrison Brown at the wheel of a classic Dexter at the Colyton Tractor run on Monday. Ref mha 7894-22-15SH. Picture: Simon Horn

A spokesman said: “We want to thank all our sponsors for their generosity especially our main ones - CRW Accountants, of Colyton.”


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