Gravesend and Rochester Agricultural Association

Ploughing Match

 

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ALLENS HILL FARM LIMITED

The site for this years P Match is part owned by the old APCM (Trenport) cement company, the strata being Chalk.

The majority of the land was purchased in 1962 by R N and W R Filmer, from Mr Victor Weeks of Newlands Farm Nurseries,
most of the ground being in tulips and daffodils, this type of cropping-together with extensive glasshouses, boiler houses and
below ground propagating cellars dated back to the early twentieth century.

Other land has been purchased that partially surround the original nurseries.

Peter (Tickle) has skilfully over the past three years succeeded in finding sufficient land in one block to have this one off chance,
to hold our unique type of ploughing match.


PETER TICKLE & RICHARD FILMER