Plough Sunday is alive and well in Thaxted!

Always first to the draw, we gave you plenty of advance notice of Thaxted’s Plough Sunday service… and what an event it was, as our star man Gordon Ridgewell demonstrates with these photographs.
He tells us the story: “It wasn’t the Red Arrows attracting the crowds at Thaxted on Sunday but a Tractor Drive-By.
“Some 200 people [estimate by church warden] attended the Plough Sunday service at Thaxted Parish Church, with Morris dancing and some 50 tractors blocking the streets for a while.
“Rev Canon Janet Nicholls swapped the pulpit for a John Deer to address the crowd outside the church.”