I wanted to give a bit of history of the society so did a bit of research and this is what I found.
Things began in the early 1940’s. A group of farmers wanted to raise money for the Red Cross by selling some of their unwanted farm machinery, in a field next to the Nevill Crest and Gun. The next year they held a ploughing match. The first official one was in 1945 and called “The Crowborough & District N.F.U. Ploughing Match Society” and it was held in Eridge Park. The name was changed in 1964 to “Crowborough & District Ploughing Match Society”. The first chairman was Mr Henry Capsey who held this position for 32 years and was followed by Mr John Capsey. The first secretary was Mr Roderick T Innes. The match is held every year on a different farm that is within 15 miles of Crowborough Cross. Since that time the chairmen have been Ted Fenner, Bill Gingell and the present Richard Padfield.
We are thankful for all those who have supported us though the years and all those who have let us have the use of their farms for the matches, long may it continue.