Monday, 24 September 2018

Tractor run marks Remembrance Sunday

ABOUT 60 people hitched a ride at a tractor run to mark Remembrance Sunday.

ABOUT 60 people hitched a ride at a tractor run to mark Remembrance Sunday.

Eight vintage machines took part in the fifth annual event. They were driven from the Reformation pub in Gallowstree Common to the Hernes estate at Rotherfield Greys, pulling trailers filled with families.

At the estate a flag, cross and tin helmet were set up and a two-minute silence was held.

The convoy then continued to the Flower Pot pub in Aston for refreshments and then the Royal Oak in Knowl Hill. Afterwards the travellers enjoyed a barbecue and entertainment from the International Ukulele Club of Sonning Common at a barn in Warren Row.

The run was organised by Royal British Legion members Paul Jenkins, 65, and John Lambourne, 77, and has raised more than £2,000 for the Poppy Appeal since 2011.

Mr Jenkins, of Maple Close, Sonning Common, said: ?It was an excellent day. We were down on numbers from last year but I think that was due to the weather.?

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