Wednesday, August 29, 2007

European Vintage Ploughing Championships 2007 (GB8EVP)

The Isle of Man is set to host the 10th European Vintage Ploughing Championships, with competitors using tractors & ploughs that were built prior to 1959.
The event is to be held over the weekend of the 1st & 2nd September 2007 on land at Great Meadow, Castletown and will attract champion ploughmen from all over the British Isles & Europe.
The site is more usually associated with the Southern Agricultural show and can be found approx ½ mile outside Castletown on the main A3, Castletown to Foxdale road.

Isle of Man Post Office is pleased to present a set of six stamps which features various aspects of Ploughing on the Isle of Man. The stamp issue marks the commencement of the European Vintage Ploughing Championships which take place on the Isle of Man on 1st September 2007.

The IOMARS is pleased to be running a special event station using the callsign GB8EVP. Please come along (Sat / Sun) and give your support, do some operating, talk to the visitors etc. Your assistance at this important event will be very welcome.

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