VALE OF EVESHAM AGRICULTURAL
ANNUAL MEETING (THIS DAY)
The ploughing took place in a field belonging to Mr Samuel Taylor, of Wickhamford about two miles from Evesham, on the Broadway Road. The rain which fell last night was precisely what was wanting for success in these trials, the ground being previously in a very dry and dusty condition. Operations commenced shortly after nine o’clock, and finished at about eleven, each ploughman being required to turn up a quarter of an acre of land within two hours, and the best operators, of course, won the prize. The competition was spirited, the men entering heartily into the spirit of the thing, and each man and boy using his best endeavours to carry off the palm.
The ploughing competition prize-winners were not listed in the article, although winners of many other categories were named. The Morning Post of the following day also reported the event, in which thirteen teams took part.