Bert French - Champion Ploughman
Brentwood & District Challenge Cup
By Claire Morley
Bert French was awarded the Championship Cup for 1st prize in the mounted ploughing class of annual Brentwood Young Farmer’s Club match for three consecutive years – 1951, 1952 and 1953. He was presented with the cup which he was able to keep having won three times along with a model tractor.
Following his success Bert was invited to demonstrate ploughing in Ireland in 1954 for Rotary Hoes the tractor manufacturer.
Note: Wash Road is in Billericay but was classed as Laindon at the time of the news report.