September 6th & 7th 2014

Sutton on Trent

Village Festival

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History Behind the Festival

The Festival is built around the traditional Steam Threshing method of producing wheat and baling straw. In August willing volunteers help to harvest the locally grown wheat using a 1950s Lanz Binder.

Under the guidance of Robin Drury over the two days 2 ton of wheat is processed through a 1949 Foster Threshing Drum and baled by a 1954 Reffold Baler. A Robey Steam Traction Engine made in 1926 produces the power to run the threshing drum. The whole process is a reminder of the hard work that harvesting once was and what a difference the invention of the combine harvester has made. The threshing machine processing at full power is a sight not to be missed.

The festival was originally organised to raise funds for the restoration of the village church. However over the years the festival has developed and grown to be a well-known feature of the village as well as providing an invaluable means of raising money for local organisations.

Over the years thousands of pounds have been raised to the benefit of the local community.

Contact

Bookings

Kelwin Heighton (Chair) 01636 821 387

Crafts

Janet Kelly (Secretary) 01636 822 2688
07531 223 335


Publicity

James Barnes

Horticulture

Ian Turlukowski 07967 363 065

Winning Festival Logo Design

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Lottie Moody, Sutton on Trent Primary School

2011 Gallery

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