Archive Article: 1997/03/07

7 March 1997

Gloucestershire young farmers got their 60th anniversary year off to a good start with a blessing of the plough service in Tewkesbury Abbey.

Six junior members

carried soil up the aisle to be blessed and four young farmers and the chairman of Gloucestershire Society of Ploughmen escorted the single furrow horse plough. Six county chairman, representing six decades of YFC in Glos, stood around the plough during the blessing.

The Princess Royal is the federations patron and she will attend the federations 60th anniversary county show which takes place at Hartpury

College on May 10.

Gloucestershire federations county banner was carried up the aisle during the blessing of the plough service by 1994/95 county chairman Kate Albutt. It is shown here with (L to R) county president Roy Phillips, Mrs Betty Pullin who designed it in the early 1950s, and the current county chairman Bryan Chivers.

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