2020 Brailsford Dinner Dance, Burton upon Trent
PUBLISHED: 00:00 25 February 2020
RUTH DOWNING (RURAL PICTURES)
The annual dinner of the Brailsford & District Ploughing & Hedgecutting Society was held on 24th January at The Pirelli Stadium in Burton upon Trent.
2020 Brailsford Dinner Dance
Sara Baker and Adie Sylvester
Keith and Katherine Sessions
John and Sue Etches
Chris and June Ford
Eileen Holmes and Peter Hardy
Hayden and Liz Bale
Paul and Diane Buxton
John and Jo Foster
John Stafford MBE with his daughters Jo Foster and Liz Bale
Chairman Frank Matthews addresses the room
Guest speaker Alastair Sneddon with Chairman Frank Matthews and Vice-Chairman John Ayre
Lynda and Alastair Sneddon
Patrick and Diane Rowland
Back: Patrick and Diane Rowland, Ian and Sue Redfern, Steve Richmond. Front: John Bradbury, Bev and Andy Rowland, Linda Richmond
John Chamberlain receiving the trophy for his win in the silage competition
Colin Prince receives his long service award from Frank Matthews
Members of the ladies committee: Edith Dutton, Margaret Matthews, Peggy Spencer and Pam Yates
Over 236 people enjoyed the evening, which included an excellent meal and a raffle that raised around £800.
Long service awards were announced for Colin Prince, who received his award from Chairman Frank Matthews, and Ken Smith, who was unable to be present.
The date of Wednesday 7th October has been set for the Society's 115th Annual Ploughing Match, which is always a popular and well-attended county event with both horse and tractor ploughing. The venue will be Bradley Pastures and Hall Farm (DE6 1PG), Bradley, near Ashbourne, by kind permission of JCW Archer and RE Archer Farms Ltd.