World Ploughing Contest at Crockey Hill
The 63rd World Ploughing Contest took place at Crockey Hill near York on the 10th and 11th of September, following on from the National Championships. The last time the World Championships were held in England was in the year 2000 at Lincoln so this was a rare sight for sore eyes and a great treat to behold.
It was opened on Friday night by the Lord Plumb of Coleshill DL. (Sir Henry Plumb) who is now well into his 90's.
The Comemorative Stone
The National Flags of each Country.
Where is it usally held?
The last time the World Ploughing Championships were held in England was in 2000 where they took place in Lincoln. Last year was Denmark, 2014 was France, 2013-Canada, 2012-Croatia, 2011-Sweden, 2010-New Zealand, 2009-Slovenia, 2008-Austria, 2007-Lithuania, 2006-Rep of Ireland, 2005-Czech Republic, 2004-Northern Ireland, 2003-Canada, 2002-Switzerland and 2001 was Denmark. So you can see we were really lucky to be able to see such a special even near York.