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RHUDDLAN AND DISTRICT PLOUGHING ASSOCIATION. ANNUAL COMPETITION AT RHYL. ¡ ON Thursday, the annual competition in connec- tion with the Rhuddlan and District Ploughing Association was held in a field on T Newydd Farm, close to the town of Rhyl, under most favourable circumstances. The ground was well- selected and in every way suitable for the purpose; and its proximity to the town secured a very large attendance, and a substantial addition to the funds of the society resulted. A record number of teams put in an appearance indeed, one failed to find a place, and had to be sent home again, The ploughing in all classes was very well done, exceptionally so in the first class, in which the premier ploughman, and the second in order of merit ran one another very closely. Mr. W. Conwy Bell was the president; and Messrs. Llewelyn Lloyd, Ddwylig bsa., Rhuddlan, and E. R. Beech, Fferm, Rhuddlan, being the vice president. These gentlemen also acted as field stewards while Messrs. John Williams, Pydew; E. R. Evans, Maesgwilym and Mr. Humphreys, Aber- kinsey, filled the duties of stewards in the first class; Messrs. Jesse Gratton, Morfa Lodge, Rhuddlan W. K. Bell, Rhydorddwy Fawr, and Edward Jones, The Marsh, Rhuddlan, in the second class; Messrs. Gratton, Foryd; Drummond, Rhydorddwy Goch, and Chapman, Pen-y-ffordd, in the third class. Messrs. Williams (junr.), Pen-y-ffordd; W. Jones, Criccin, and Robert Williams, acted as field stewards in the Hedging and Ditching; and Mr. J.Kerfoot Williams* Pen y-bont, Abergele, in the Special Prize Classes. The onerous duty of adjudicating in the several ¡ competitions was satisfactorily performed by Messrs. Ben. Bellis end Nathaniel Bateman, Mold, in tha first and third class by Messrs. Morgan, Kelston, Llanasa, and Lloyd, Croes Faen, Ysgeif- iog, in the second class; and by Messrs. David Jones, Tan-ygraig, Denbigh Davies, Llys Fasi, Ruthin, and D. Williams, Ty Gwyn, Abergele, in all the other competitions. The awards were made as follows — First Class.—Wheel Ploughs (open to all comers), j Ten entries. ) 1st, Henry Jones, Glanclwyd, Bodfary. 2nd, Thomas Owen, Pentre Farm, Rhuddlan. j 3rd, John Roberts, Canolblas, Bodelwyddan. ] 4th, Philip Pritchard, Tt Issa, Llanfair. r. n., Abel Hughes, Criccin, Rhuddlan. ] Second Class.—Open to all comers. The follow- ing conditions to be adhered to: — Neither 11 t wheels, cutters, guiders, chains, nor weights to be attached to the plough. Thirteen entries. 1st, Cornelius Pierce, Waen, St. Asaph. j 2nd, Owes Jones, Rhydorddwy Fawr, Rhyl. 3rd, Thomas Cuunah, Pydew, Oyserth. 4th, John Morris, Carnarvon. r.n., Peter Roberts, Bryn Cwnia, Rhoddlau. Third Class. Restricted to the Society's District. (Open to ploughmen under 21 year of age, who have never won a prize at any public Plough- ing Competition. Non. wheel Ploughs to be used. Six Entries.. 1st, J. E. Evans, Maesgwilym, Rhyl. 2nd, W. P. Jones, Nant Fawr, Abergele. 3rd, Edward Williams, Ple. Newydd, St. Asaph. 4th, Thomas Griffiths, Blue Lion, Cwm. 'I A Special Prize (given by Mr. Roger Price, iron- monger, Rhyl), for the Best Butt in the Field, was awarded by the judges in the three classes to Henry Jones, Glanclwyd, Bodfary, Fourth Class.—For tha Neatest and Most Suit- able Turnout. First Prize, Two Pairs of Hamea, (given by Messrs Gittms & Beech, ironmongers, Ruthin). 2od, Two Top Stramps (given by Mr. R. Williams, saddler, Rhyl), 1st, R. C. Enyon, Hylas, Rhuddlan (Plough- man—David Hughes). 2nd, T. Williams, Terfyn, Newmarket (plough- man—Owen Jones). 3rd, Rice J. Williams, Rhyd (ploughman — O. Jones, Rhydorddwy Fawr). Fifth Cla,ss.-Special Prize by Mr. A. Sheflielll ironmonger, Rhyl. Two Pairs of Bright Haines for the Most Valuable Team of Horses on the Field. Winner-Capt. Conwy, Bodrhyddan (plough- man—Thomas Jones). Sixth Class.-Special Prize given by Mr. Roger Kerfoot Hughes, ironmonger, Rhyl, For the Most Valuable Team of Horses (the property of a bonafide tenant farmer). Winner, A. Davies, Bryn Cwnin, Rhuddlan (plough man-Peter Roberts). Seventh Class.—For the Most Valuable Team of Horses (the property of a tenant farmer whose farm is under 100 acres). Prize—Pair of Galva- nized Leading Chains, Hame Chains, and Back Chains (given by Mr. Fred. H. Hughes, iron- monger, Rhyl, Winner, T. William*, Terfyn, Newmarket (ploughman-Owen Jones). HEDGING AND DITcnem. -Open to all comers, 1st, Thomas Williams, Aber Loew, Bodfary. 2nd, Lewis Roberts, Nant Fawr, Llanrhaiadr. 3rd, Thomas Evans, Nant Gwyn, Nantglyn. 4th, Herbert Jones, Cwybr Fawr, Rhyl. 5th, Hugh Jones, Pentre, Abergele. In the even ng the Annual Dinner of the Society was held at the Royal Hotel.

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