U84707-Hillsborough ploughing 2 Tommy
Anderson from Hillsborough at the Hillsborough ploughing
US4707-Mercer and Miriam Ward, Elizabeth Anderson and
grandson James at Hillsborough ploughing society's
HILLSBOROUGH Ploughing Society's Match was
held last Saturday on land at the Cockhill Road, Maze, kindly
granted by the McCulla Family.
The weather held up until mid afternoon, but
a good day was had by all.
The results were as follows;
12" World Style Open Class; 1st D Gill, 2nd
R Crawford, 3rd D Boreland (ROI) 12" World Style
Confined Class; 1st I Simms, 2nd D O'Hanlon,
3rd P O'Donnell
Reversible Class; 1st D Wright, 2nd A Jamison.
Vintage Senior Class; 1st J Moore, 2nd F
Davison, 3rd Wilfred Gill
Vintage Inter Class: 1st J Adair, 2nd M
Taggaret, 3rd D Packenham
Vintage Novice Class; 1st B Kelly, 2nd Jeff
Cush, 3rd J Adams
Classic Class; 1st J Sommerville, 2nd Joe
Gibson, 3rd D Percy Multi Furrow Class; 1st W Magowan, 2nd
Horses; 1st L Hanna, 2nd R Berry, 3rd D Espie.
Society honours members
Mercer Ward (European Reversible
Vintage Ploughing Champion), John Ward (President of
HPS), Sandra Anderson (Committee Member), Ronnie
Coulter (World Team Coach and Chairman of HPS) and
David Gill (World Ploughing Champion and Vice
Chairman of HPS) - US4807
Bertie Lyle and Mr John Ward(President of
Hillsborough Ploughing Society) - US4807
HILLSBOROUGH Ploughing Society recently held
its annual dinner and presentation at the Hilden Bowling Club.
Three members were recognised for their
achievements during the year: David Gill (vice chairman) who
became World Ploughing Champion in Lithuania in September,
Mercer Ward (committee member) who became European Reversible
Vintage Champion in Isle of Man in August and Ronnie Coulter
(chairman) who was the World Team Coach and Judge for Northern
They were presented with Tyrone crystal rose
bowls by John Ward (president) and Sandra Anderson (committee
Mr Ward accepted a presentation from Mr
Bertie Lyle, the Nickerson Seed Perpetual Cup, to the Society
for the winner of the multi furrow class.