Tractor Boys raise cash for Parkinson’s | News – bridgend

Thursday, 11 April 2019

– Local People

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The Tractor boys of Aberthin, in association with The Vale of Glamorgan Ploughing and Hedging Society staged a tractor run on March 24.

Normally proceeds from this run would be donated to The Ed Evans Foundation, but since the foundation has ceased raising money all proceeds will donated to the Parkinson Foundation in memory of John Watts.

John, who passed away earlier this year was a founder member of the Vale Ploughing and Hedging Society. This run was very well supported and over £710 was raised on the day.

More than 46 tractors left Frank Sutton’s yard near Treoes on what was probably the warmest day of the year to date. A glorious day for a tractor run.

The convoy headed towards Pentre Meyrick, crossing the A48 and making their way towards Llysworney; and then bearing left for Crossways House and on past the Cross Inn pub, passing down into Llanblethian.

From there the tractors headed for Llanmihangel, passing The Herberts and dropping down into Llandough before making their way to St Hilary via Beaupre Farm.

From St Hilary the tractors headed across the common, crossed the A48 and stopped on Cowbridge common to take in the scenery.

There was then a refreshment and food stop in Arthur John’s yard before making the return journey to Frank Sutton’s workshops.

A total of 30 miles was covered, with many of the tractors taking part being over 60 years old – as, incidentally, were many of the drivers! All the old girls completed the run successfully with no mishaps or breakdowns and the run was enjoyed by everyone involved.

Many thanks to route master Martyn Huish, rear gunner Alan Lucas, Caroline Langford for booking in, and Frank Sutton and David John for use of their facilities.

The Tractor Boys of Aberthin will be organising another tractor run on Sunday, April 28 starting from Arthur John’s yard. All money raised from this run will be split between two dementia day centres which are based in Cowbridge. Please come along to support this very worthwhile cause.


Photographs by Glyn Evans

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