Friends of the Society

Below are links to some of our friends which may be of interest to you, click on the business or organisation name to visit their website.

Local Ploughing Match Organisers in the UK

Not all ploughing match organisers have websites - these are some who affiliate to us:

Anglesey Vintage Ploughing Society - vintage ploughing on Anglesey

Avebury & District Ploughing Association - in Wiltshire

Banbury & District Vintage Ploughing Society - vintage ploughing in Oxfordshire

Barton-on-Humber & District Ploughing Association - based in North Lincolnshire

Bath & Trowbridge Ploughing Society - ploughing in Wiltshire

Bedfordshire Federation of Young Farmers Clubs - in Bedfordshire!

Canonbie Vintage Club - based in Dumfriesshire

Chertsey Agricultural Association - ploughing match and show in Surrey

Cheshire Ploughing & Hedgecutting Society - organisers of the Cheshire Ploughing Match

Chichester Ploughing Match - in West Sussex

Collingham & District Agricultural Society - ploughing match and show in Nottinghamshire

Cranleigh & South Eastern Agricultural Society - in the south of England

Cruckton & District Ploughing & Hedging Society - located in Shropshire

Dorchester Agricultural Society - ploughing match and show in Dorset

East Kent Ploughing Match Association - ploughing in East Kent!

East Sussex Ploughing Match Society - ploughing in East Sussex!

Fairford, Faringdon, Filkins & Burford Ploughing Society - known as "Three F's and a B" in Oxfordshire

Flintham & District Agricultural Society - located in Nottinghamshire

Forest of Arden Agricultural Society - ploughing match organisers in the West Midlands

Gravesend & Rochester Agricultural Association - ploughing match and show in Kent

Henley & District Agricultural Association - organisers of the Henley Show and Annual Ploughing Match

Isle of Wight Ploughing Association - in the Isle of Wight!

Isle of Man Ploughing Associaton - click here for Manx ploughing

Melplash Agricultural Society - ploughing match and show in Dorset

Memorial Ploughing Match - ploughing in the Isle of Wight

Mendip Ploughing Society - based in Somerset

Mid Shropshire Vintage Club - located in Shropshire

Melplash Agricultural Society - organisers of  the Melplash Show & Ploughing & Hedging Match in Dorset

Newbury & District Agricultural Society - located in Berkshire.

Normac - website for the Norfolk Farm Machinery Club

North Somerset Agricultural Society - located in North Somerset

Romney Marsh Ploughing & Cultivations Society - in Kent

Royal East Berkshire Agricultural Association - ploughing match and show in Berkshire

NVTEC - Notts Group  - part of the National Vintage Tractor & Engine Club

Sheepy & District Ploughing & Hedgecutting Association - ploughing match organisers in the West Midlands

South Eastern Vintage Agricultural Club - based in West Sussex

Southwell & District Agricultural Society - ploughing match and show in Nottinghamshire

Staffordshire & Birmingham Agricultural Society - Uttoxeter District  in Staffordshire

Surrey County Agricultural Society - located in Surrey

Sherwood Forest & South Yorkshire Tractor Club - organisers of an annual charity ploughing match in Nottinghamshire

Tonbridge & District Ploughing Association - a newly created ploughing society in Kent

Weald of Kent Ploughing Match Association - based in Kent

West Grinstead Ploughing & Agricultural Society - located in West Sussex

Western Area Agricultural Competitions - based in Cornwall

World-wide Ploughing Match Organisers

Austrian Ploughing Association - organisers of the 55th World Ploughing Contest in 2008

Candadian Plowing Organisation - organisers of the Canadian Championship Plowing Contest

Danish Vintage Ploughing Association - organisers of the 2003 European Vintage Ploughing Championships

European Vintage Ploughing Championships 2007 - to be organised by the Isle of Man Ploughing Association

National Ploughing Association of Ireland - organisers of the Republic of Ireland National Ploughing Championships

Northern Ireland Ploughing Association - organisers of the Northern Ireland Ploughing Championships

New Zealand Ploughing - organisers of the 2010 World Ploughing Contest

Scottish Ploughing Association - organisers of the annual Scottish Ploughing Championships.

Slovenian Ploughing - organisers of the 2009 World Ploughing Contest

Swedish Ploughing - organisers of the 2011 World Ploughing Contest

Welsh Ploughing Association - organisers of the All Welsh Ploughing Match

World Ploughing Organization - the governing board of the organisers of the annual World Ploughing Contest.


Some of the Exhibitors at the British National Ploughing Championships

A Little Luxury - small batch, locally distilled artisan gins, rums, liqueurs and spirts in Lincolnshire.

Alpha & Stoke Wood Alpacas - alpacas for breeding, protection duties, pets or lawn mowers

M J Abbott Ltd - suppliers of professional products and materials

Acorn Rural Property Consultants  - professional services based in Somerset

Active Business Partnerships - strategic farm business consultants based in Nottinghamshire

Active Education - children's country clothing

Air Seal Products - provides premier tyre sealants 

AgriArgo UK Ltd - McCormick tractors in the UK

Agrii - expertise and support for sustainable and profitable farming in the UK

Agriscope Ltd - gold star dealer for Merlo Telehandlers in Lincolnshire

Agrovista - crop management advice

Alkmonton Tractors - a family firm for repairs, engineering and sales

Amazone Ltd - harvest to harvest specialist machinery manufacturer, catering for all farm sizes and budgets.

Ancroft Tractors - agricultural machinery in Berwick-upon-Tweed

AIS Ltd - agricultural machinery in Staffordshire, Derbyshire and the West Midlands

Grenville Allen - fine artist from Rye, East Sussex

Alpha & Stoke Wood Alpacas - Alpacas for breeding, protection and pets

Anitawear - Hand made fabric crafts

Artistic Metalica - design, fabricate and install bespoke automated farm security gates

Askham Bryan College - college based near York

Aussie Clobber - Aussie boots and hats

Aztec Oils - on of the UK's leading specialists in high performance lubricant manufacture and distribution

B & B Tractors - supplier of agricultural machinery in the East Midlands

B & G Cleaning Systems - sales of pressure washers and cleaning equipment

Backdoorshoes - durable outdoor clogs based in Dorset

Bagshaws - chartered surveyors, auctioneers, valuers in Staffordshire & Derbyshire

The Bee Farmer -  provides clean, fair and good honey plus training to beginner and schools.

Bigwood & Partners - agricultural machinery in Taunton, Somerset

Bishop Burton College - land-based college in East Yorkshire

Blackdown Buildings - agricultural, equestrian and lifestyle buildings 

Blackdown Hills Lavender - hand made products

Boo Barn Boxes - personal dog lead boards on reclaimed wood

Boulter Mead Trailer Centres - main dealer for Ifor Williams covering Somerset & Bristol

Brackenburn - turning bracken into a biomass fuel

Brad Rushton Agricultural Buildings - supplier of kit framed or bespoke buildings 

Brice Suma Post Drivers - award winning fence post drivers for farmers and contractors

Briarwood Products - fibre cement roofing specialists

Bridgestone UK - manufacturer of Bridgestone and Firestone agricultural tyres

The British Rubber Company - specialists in agricultural tyres for vintage and modern machinery

British Sugar plc - British sugar beet

British Waterways - new marina unit for the development of new marinas

Brockleby's Pies - farmers and pie makers from Leicestershire

Blue Force Tractor Club - for anyone with an interest in Ford, Fordson or New Holland

Burdens Group - agricultural machinery in Lincolnshire

W Burton & Sons - agricultural merchants in Threapwood, Staffordshire

Carlow Pre-Cast Tanks - pre-cast concrete tanks

Case IH Club UK - club for enthusiasts of Case and International Harvester

Catley Engineering - Agricultural, forklift and plant services based in Leicestershire

Cereals Event - arable event in the UK

Chandlers (Farm Equipment) - agricultural machinery in Lincolnshire

Charles Taylor Trading - Quality outdoor garden furniture

Cliffside Windows - installers of a wide range of home improvement products in Lincolnshire

Clover Farm Services - agricultural machinery dealer based in Lincolnshire

Compass Tractors - agricultural machinery in Somerset

Continental Tyres - state of the art agricultural tyres

Coppice Resources - energy crop specialists for biomass heat/power

Cornish Mutual - insurance services in the South-West

Cottage Industries Association - shopping marquee with products hard to find on the high street

The Country Cradle - traditional baby and childrenswear

Robert H Crawford & Sons - agricltural sales, hire and service in Lincolnshire

CLA - the Country Land & Business Association 

CXCS - specialists in crop compliance management, health & safety records and farm assurance records.

DART - provides work based apprenticeships for 16-24 year olds in agriculture, trees & horticulture

Dazzled Lighting - suppliers of agricultural, industrial, commercial and domestic led lighting.

Deeleys - hire of compact loaders and compact on site concrete crushers in Staffordshire

DMJ Drainage - provides services specialising in all aspects of land drainage.

J W Doubleday Ltd - agricultural machinery dealers in Lincolnshire and Norfolk

Drayton Welding and Tool Connections - welders and accessories; hand and power tools

Duckworth Isuzu - pick-up professionals for Lincolnshire

Escrick Young Farmers Club  - based at Escrick, near York

Everitt and Marshall - farm machinery dealer based in Northumberland

Fairview Farm Agricultural Engineering - new and used farm machinery in Nottinghamshire

Farmer Ed's - die cast models

Farmers & Mercantile Insurance Brokers - specialist farm insurance brokers

Farmstar - agricultural machinery in Yorkshire, Nottinghamshire and Lincolnshire

Farol - agriculture and groundcare products in central/south east England

Farming Community Network - helps members of the farming community through difficult times

The Fell Partnership - ICP building products

Fergus and Friends - a successful series of childrens storybooks

Ferguson Club - promoting the inventions and engineering of Harry Ferguson

Ferry Ales Brewery - a family run craft brewery based just outside Lincoln

Field Farm Tours - tour operator specialising in outbound and inbound farm study tours

Fisher German - property consultancy service

Flossie & Friends - childrenswear and gifts

Flying Hire - temporary power for event hires, generator sales and crane-assisted transportation.

Ford Fuel Oils - distributing fuels and lubricants in the South West

Ford & Fordson Association - a club for all Ford and Fordson enthusiasts

Forest and Farm - compact tractors and groundcare equipment

Friends of Ferguson Heritage - an international club for enthusiasts of Ferguson, Massey-Harris and Massey Ferguson

FuelSmart - leading manufacturer and supplier of fuel and water tanks

G Marshall (Tractors) Ltd - agricultural machinery in the Scottish Borders

G & T Hunting and Outdoor - air rifles, pistols, air bottles, scopes, pellets and air gun accessories.

Gekko Art - watercolour artist and jewellery designer

Gleadell Agriculture Ltd - national grain merchant

Glen Farrow UK -  biomass boilers fuelled using wood or straw or mixed.

Glendale Engineering - Cattle, sheep and pig handling equipment, ATV equipment and farm buildings

Graham Edwards Trailers - quality agricultural trailers

Grandma's Pudding Co - traditional tea loaf and pudding purveyors in Lincolnshire

The Green Guroos - eco grants to help reduce carbon emission and heating costs

Grundy Agriculture - agricultural machinery based in Lincolnshire

Hamblys Ltd - agricultural machinery in  Somerset

Hancox Art  -  original art from artist John Hancox

Happy Hogs Catering - home of the Gourmet Scotch Egg

Hawkins Agri - agricultural machinery in Somerset

Heavy Horse Enthusiast - supplying products to the heavy horse world for 35 years

Hippo Toys - quality farming toys and models

Househam Sprayers - self propelled, trailed and mounted crop sprayers

Ilex Envirosciences - advanced crop nutrition, seed treetment and suppliment products

K & R Mitsubishi - sales, service, repair, parts & bodywork in Taunton, Somerset

Kilworth Machinery - farm machinery dealer in Leicestershire and surrounding area

Ladythorpe Gallery - original art, prints, framing and more -  located in Hatfield, near Doncaster, South Yorkshire

Linewatch - safety advice when working close to high pressure pipelines

Lloyd Ltd - agricultural machinery in the Scottish Borders

Irelands Farm Machinery - agricultural machinery based in Lincolnshire

Ivy House Environmental - an environmental consultancy providing advice across the UK.

Jack Straws Basketware - traditional baskets with innovative new designs

James Pryce Tractors - Case IH dealers for mid and north Devon

Japonica Press / Classic Tractors - books, DVD's and manuals on agricultural and countryside interest and more

John Moore - Manufacturer and supplier of bucket cutting edge and general wear parts

John C Knight - sales and repairs of tractors and agricultural machinery

Joules - clothing, accessories and homewares from one of Britains's best loved family lifestyle brands

Kara Slater Glass Engraving - freehand diamond point hand engraved crystal and glass

Kelsey Publishing - enthusiasts magazines such as Tractor & Machinery

Knightool - high quality hand tools

Kool Kartin - childrens electric go-karts designed for children from 3 - 12 years

Kraabu Tree - Handmade old fashioned brushes for the home and garden

Kubota - market leading manufacturer of agricultural, groundcare and construction machinery

KWR Plant Hire - specialist attachments for excavators providing services to farming and forestry industries

Lambert & Dyson - Landy Pressure Washers and accessories

Land Registry - Register of land

Landsmans Bookshop - specialists in agricultural, equine, countryside books & DVD's

Life Plans - will writing and estate planning service based in Lincolnshire

Lincolnshire Machinery Ring - local farmers co-op to share resources

Loch Awe & Highland Holidays - hotel short breaks with fishing & shooting on west coast of Scotland

Longcliffe Quarries - agricultural limes and aggregates in Derbyshire and Staffordshire

McVeigh Parker - fencing and agricultural supply specialists

Mark Harris Commercials - 4x4 pickup, van and truck specialists in Lincolnshire

The Marshall Club - coverrs all products made by Marshalls of Gainsborough

Masons Kings - John Deere dealer for agricultural and garden machinery in the South West

Masstock Arable (UK) - agronomy advice and farm business consultancy

Maxam Tires - manufactuer of agricultural, OTR, construction and industrial tyres

Mendip Signs -  farm signs and a wide range of other signs; also farm related signs and banners.

Merlo UK - world leader in telehandlers

Midland Clothing - country clothing and accessories

Mitas Tyres - manufacturer of agricultural tyres

Mole Valley Farmers - local stores with everything from feed, seed, fertiliser, timber, animal health to clothing and footwear

Moore Scarrott Partnership LLP  -  specialist accountancy and business advice to veterinary & agricultural sectors

Morris Corfield - agricultural machinery dealers based in Shropshire

National Trust - protects and maintains the coastline and countryside

Ned's Firepits - bespoke metal work with firepits, logholders, signs, benches, chairs and tables

Norcotts Cider - a family run fruit cider company 

North Kesteven District Council - Lincolnshire

Northeast Biofuels -  companies and organisations committed to biofuels in the North East of England

Old 20 Parts  -  a growing range of parts for both old and new tractors and farm machinery

The Old Smithy - beautiful and unique pieces for all occasions

Omex - total crop nutrition from the UK's largest independent manufacturer of liquid fertilisers

Paw Things - zillions of things for things with paws

J G Paxton & Sons - agricultural machinery and farming supplies in the north of England

Peacock & Binnington - suppliers of agricultural machinery in Lincolnshire and Yorkshire

J & G Peck - agricultural machinery in Lincolnshire and Norfolk

Penderfeed - livestock feeding and handling equipment

Penny Lane Fudge Co - luxury hand-made fudge.

Peter Rhodes Feed Services - a mobile feed mill service in the North of England and Scotland

Pressure Washers SW - suppliers of pressure washers, scrubber dryers, sweepers, industrial vacuums and cleaning chemicals.

Primetime Video - publish a range of enthusiast farming and agricultural DVDs

ProCanvas Studio - high quality canvas prints from your mobile while you wait.

Professional Will Planning  -  legal services

Quickfencer - fencing and fencing accessories

RC Trading - animal and country themed giftware

RSC Nurseries - teak garden furniture

Reaseheath College - one of the UK's leading land-based colleges based in Cheshire

Renewable Energy Growers - farmer based producer group growing energy crops for the biomass market

Rare Breeds Survival Trust - saving the UKs breeds of rarest farm animals

Rethern - supply and install renewable energy technologies

Rheidol Services - small family business based in Ceredigion

Rickerby Ltd - agricultural machinery in the north of England and Scotland

Richard Starkie Associates - Beeprotx® beeswax barrier hand and foot cream. 

Rix Petroleum Ltd  -  distributor and retailer of petroleum products throughout Yorks, Lincs, the Midlands, East Coast of Scotland and East Anglia.

Royal Agricultural Benevolent Institution - RABI a farming charity to help farmers/workers suffering hardship

Russells (Kirbymoorside) Ltd - agricultural machinery dealers in Yorkshire

Ryetec Industrial Equipment - suppliers of flail mowers, hedgecutters and log splitters

SASTAK Ltd - machinery ring, recruitment agency, commodity buying and training group

Scott Trailers Ltd - Ifor Williams Trailers in Lincolnshire & Nottinghamshire

Simon Tebbutt Falconry - owl and falcons on display

Sharnford Tractors - tractor and agricultural machinery sales based in Leicestershire

Shearwell Data - experts in visual and electronic animal identification

Shelton Sportsturf Drainage - specialists in drainage based in Lincolnshire

Spread-a-Bale - self loading for round and rectangular bales.

Startin Tractors - supplying high quality new and used tractors in Warwickshire

Steinbauer Tuning - electronic products to enhance engine's performance for more power and torque

Summerfield Nursery - a family run nursery based on the outskirts of York

T & A Trailers - main agent for Ifor William trailers in the West Midlands

T & M Arts and Crafts - artist Mark Betson and jeweller Tammy Betson from Devon

Tanks R Us / W H Dale Ltd - tank suppliers and installers

Tanvic Group - agricultural and commercial tyres

TEK Seating - experts on vehicle seating

Teifi Stores - selling quality agricultural toys and models and limited edition prints.

Thomas Bell & Sons - a range of Diamond Fertlisers

Thorburn Group - agricultural buildings and livestock handling systems.

Tractor Barn Productions - tractor and farm machinery DVDs

Tractors UK  -  Tafe tractor range

Tredders Footwear - gents quality footwear

Tweedy Grommett - bespoke tweed clothing

Urchin Clothing - stylish, original and British made clothing made in Leicestershire

Vantage England & Wales - Trimble percision farming solutions

Vintage Horticultural & Garden Machinery Club - for the preservation of horticultural equipment

Vintage Tractor - bi-monthly magazine for enthusiasts, collectors and restorers of vintage tractors

Vivid Optics - binoculars and telescopes

University of Lincoln - education and training in agriculture, animal, arboriculture and land-based engineering etc

Watson Fuels - agricultural fuels and lubricants

Welvent - complete design, build and maintenance of crop storage equipment

Westlake Plough Parts - large range of ploughs and plough parts

West of Scotland Holidays - hotel short breaks on the west coast of Scotland

Wikkon Pottery - traditional Polish pottery, all handmade and hand painted.

Whitehall Trailers - distributor for Ifor Williams trailers in Warwickshire and surrounding counties

Whotz Hot - quirky and innovative goods for the home, garden, garage and toolbox.

Wilfred Scruton Ltd - agricultural machinery in Yorkshire

Witham Oil & Paint - award winning range of oils, grease, paints and coatings

Woldmarsh Producers - leading UK buying group aiming to save their farmer members money

Womble Shoes - unique gifts made from horseshoes.

Woodland Trust - securing the future for woods and trees

Wool Cottage - sheepskin rugs, cowhides, wool blankets, throws and more

Woolsthorpe Wellies - superior quality rubber boots

Wright Engineering - specialist plough parts based in Northern Ireland

Yorkshire Wildlife Trust - advice and information, promoting local nature reserves and wildlife gardening

Zedlock - high security gate locks for agricultural, industrial and domestic gates

Zetor UK - manufacturer of Zetor tractors


Farming and Countryside Websites - connecting people with Britain's countryside

The Countryside Directory - the UK's premier countryside information portal

The Exmoor Country Magazine - available across Exmoor

NFYFC - the website of the National Federation of Young Farmers' Clubs

NFU Mutual - website for NFU Mutual Insurance

Heavy Horse World - magazine for heavy horse lovers

Museum of English Rural Life - founded by the University of Reading to reflect and record the changing face of farming and the countryside.

Practical Farm Ideas - magazine website

R.A.S.E. - website of the Royal Agricultural Society of England

Tractor Treasures - a branch of JBL Country Photographs specialising in tractors and tractor work.

Showmans Directory - for a complete listing UK events. - Agriculture and farming on the web

Vintage Spirit Magazine - magazine for steam and vintage

Clubs and Societies 

Blue Force - club for friends of Fordson, Ford, New Holland and Derivatives

David Brown Tractor Club - for all things David Brown

The Ferguson Club - website for the club for Ferguson tractors

Ford & Fordson Association - devoted to Ford & Fordson tractors

Friends of Ferguson Heritage - for enthusiasts with interests of the achievements of the late Harry Ferguson 

VHGMC - website for the Vintage Horticultural Garden Machinery Club

Steam Plough Club - the experts in steam ploughing


Carol Stevens Photography  -  heavy horse photographer, includes photographs from World Ploughing 2016  

Tractor Treasures - website with photographs of tractors.  Includes photographs from World Ploughing 2016. - website for photographer Noel Bridgeman.  See photographs taken at the 2007 British National Ploughing Championships.  Password - plough.  Also, the 2007 European Festival of the Plough.   Password - ploughmen  - Places to stay and attractions to see in Britain

Local event guide - BritEvents - What's on in Britain

Loseley Park - stately home near Guildford, Surrey - hosts of the 2006 British National Ploughing Championships

Milburn Grange  farm cottage holidays in Cumbria

Polhilsa Farm - self catering and bed & breakfast accommodation at Callington, East Cornwall

Trewince Farm Holiday Park - caravan holiday homes, camping and touring site at St. Issey, near Wadebridge, Cornwall  -  a world-wide image library dedicated to tractors or combine harvesters. - Britain's what's on events guide

TechStream - design and develop of bespoke software applications to solve operational problems within businesses and enable positive change.

KeyEdge Locksmiths - professional and experienced locksmiths in Barnsley, covering the South Yorkshire region.