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.

Trade Affiliated Members

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

Drax Power  -  Drax Power Station - the largest, cleanest and most efficient coal-fired power plant in the UK.

C R Hansard Ltd  -  specialised low loader, road haulage and also lift & go haulage up to 25 tonnes.

Hillside Garage (Great Glen) Ltd  -  independent family run business for car & HGV service, repairs, sales, MOT testing and recovery breakdown.

Holton Tractor Co - used equipment dealer supplying reliable and quality products.

Humphries & Parks Ltd - Mitsubishi motor dealership in West Malling Kent.

Japonica Press  - publishers of videos and books related to Classic Tractors, Farm Machinery and lots more.

Knight Farm Machinery Ltd  -  manufacturers of specialist agricultural crop sprayers and cultivators.

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

NFU Mutual - Selby Office - for all your insurance, pensions and investments - selling some of the worlds best workwear and footwear

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

Perkins, George Mawer & Co  - an independent firm of Chartered Valuation Surveyors, Estate Agents, Auctioneers and Valuers

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

Scott Trailers Ltd   -  specialists in the sales, service and repair of road trailers.

TC Harrison JCB  -    The used JCB specialist.

Peter Rhodes Feed Services Ltd  -  Mobile feed-mill service in the north of England

Protech Machinery Ltd, Woolridge Farm, Glos Road, Hartpury, Gloucestershire, GL19 3BG

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

Ed Weetman (Haulage & Storage) Ltd - One of the largest bulk haulage companies in the Midlands 

Westlake Plough Parts  -  worldwide supplier of used ploughs and vintage tractor and plough parts.

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Local Ploughing Match Organisers in the UK

Anglesey Vintage Ploughing Society - vintage ploughing on Anglesey

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

Bath & Trowbridge Ploughing Society - ploughing in Wiltshire

Brailsford & District Ploughing & Hedgecutting Society - ploughing match organisers in Derbyshire

Bedfordshire Federation of Young Farmers Clubs - in Bedfordshire!

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

Chichester Ploughing Match - in West Sussex

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

Cruckton & District Ploughing & Hedging Society - located in Shropshire

Derby & District Young Farmers Ploughing & Hedgecutting Match - located in Derbyshire

Earls Barton Rally   - Northamptonshire

Epworth Festival of the Plough  -  near Doncaster / North Lincolnshire

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

Flintham & District Agricultural Society - located in Nottinghamshire

Friends of Ferguson Heritage - website of the club for Ferguson tractors

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

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

Hurstpierpoint & District Agricultural Association  - in West Sussex

Isle of Man Ploughing Associaton - click here for Manx ploughing

Memorial Ploughing Match - ploughing in the Isle of Wight

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 East Hants Agricultural Association - ploughing match organisers in Hampshire

North Somerset Agricultural Society - located in North Somerset

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

Surrey County Agricultural Society - located in Surrey

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

Thorne & District Agricultural Society - located in South Yorkshire

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

Uttoxeter District Agricultural Society  -  in Staffordshire

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

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

Air Seal Products - provides premier tyre sealants 

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

Agrovista - crop management advice

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

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

Askham Bryan College - college based near York

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

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

Brackenburn - turning bracken into a biomass fuel

Briarwood Products - fibre cement roofing specialists

Bridgestone UK - manufacturer of Bridgestone and Firestone agricultural tyres

British Sugar plc - British sugar beet

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

Burdens Group - agricultural machinery in Lincolnshire

W Burton & Sons - agricultural merchants in Threapwood, Staffordshire

Carlow Pre-Cast Tanks - pre-cast concrete tanks

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

Chandlers (Farm Equipment) - agricultural machinery in Lincolnshire

Charles Taylor Trading - Quality outdoor garden furniture

Compass Tractors - agricultural machinery in Somerset

Coppice Resources - energy crop specialists for biomass heat/power

Cornish Mutual - insurance services in the South-West

The Country Cradle - traditional baby and childrenswear

CLA - the Country Land & Business Association 

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

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

Escrick Young Farmers Club  - based at Escrick, near York

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

The Fell Partnership - ICP building products

Fergus and Friends - a successful series of childrens storybooks

Fisher German - property consultancy service

Flossie & Friends - childrenswear and gifts

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

Forest and Farm - compact tractors and groundcare equipment

FuelSmart - leading manufacturer and supplier of fuel and water tanks

Gekko Art - watercolour artist and jewellery designer

Gleadell Agriculture Ltd - national grain merchant

Graham Edwards Trailers - quality agricultural trailers

Hamblys Ltd - agricultural machinery in  Somerset

Hancox Art  -  original art from artist John Hancox

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

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

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 - 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 of Cowes - a colourful range of clothing for all the family

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

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

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

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

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

Norcotts Cider - a family run fruit cider company 

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

Paw Things - zillions of things for things with paws

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

Penny Lane Fudge Co - luxury hand-made fudge.

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

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

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

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

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

Tanvic Group - agricultural and commercial tyres

TEK Seating - experts on vehicle seating

Tractor Barn Productions - tractor and farm machinery DVDs

Tractors UK  -  Tafe tractor range

Tredders Footwear - gents quality footwear

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

Westlake Plough Parts - large range of ploughs and plough parts

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

Wheal Rose Windsors - handcrafted windsor chairs made in the traditional manner with traditional woods

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

Wilfred Scruton Ltd - agricultural machinery in Yorkshire

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

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

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

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

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.

Anderby Care - supported home care in Rotherham and surrounding areas for adults who are elderly, vulnerable or have additional needs.

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