The Media Archive for Central England is the public screen archive for the East and West Midlands. An independent charity and company based at the University of Lincoln, MACE acquires, catalogues, preserves and makes widely available moving image materials that inform our understanding of the diverse cultures and histories of communities between the Lincolnshire coast and the Welsh border.
This film is part of Free
God Speed the Plough
These farmers know what it takes to plough a good straight furrow. Whether using horse or tractor, the men battling for the British ploughing title are the best of the best.
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Ross on Wye in Herefordshire was the location for the 1974 British Ploughing Championships. Sue Jay visits the town and finds Ross in full carnival mode with its population doubled by an influx of visitors and competitors. She even has a go at ploughing using a pair of shire horses and finds out that there's much more to this rural art form than walking in a straight line across a muddy field.