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Plowing Match

https://heritagecollections.elgin.ca/link/archives196374
Museum / Archive
Elgin County Archives
Part Of
Stollery Studio fonds
Description Level
Item
GMD
graphic material
Date Range
October 25, 1950
Accession Number
2018-57
Storage Location
M7 S1 Sh1 B1 1_894
M7 S1 Sh1 B1 1_895
M7 S1 Sh1 B1 1_896
M7 S1 Sh1 B1 1_897
Museum / Archive
Elgin County Archives
Part Of
Stollery Studio fonds
Description Level
Item
Item Number
50-2426 (1_894)
50-2427 (1_895)
50-2428 (1_896)
50-2429 (1_897)
Accession Number
2018-57
Storage Room
Archives 4th Floor Storage Room
Storage Location
M7 S1 Sh1 B1 1_894
M7 S1 Sh1 B1 1_895
M7 S1 Sh1 B1 1_896
M7 S1 Sh1 B1 1_897
GMD
graphic material
Date Range
October 25, 1950
Publication
1_894 was published in St. Thomas Times-Journal on October 26, 1950, page one.
1_895. 1_896, and 1_897 were published in St. Thomas Times-Journal on October 26, 1950, page one.
Physical Description
4 negatives: plastic
Scope and Content
Photographs of contestants in the Plowing Match. Caption from St. Thomas Times-Journal on October 26, 1950, page one: “Three Generations of Family Compete at Elgin Plowing Match.” 1_894: “Three generations of good plowmen were exemplified by the Lyons family at the Elgin County Plowing match on the A.W. Purcell farm in Aldborough Township Wednesday afternoon. Shown above are, left to right: Roy Lyons, Jr. Dutton, who was fourth in the class for horse drawn plows, in sod, Elgin plowmen; Kenneth Lyons, seven-year-old son of Mr. and Mrs. Douglas Lyons, Wallacetown, who took second prize in the tractor plowing class, sponsored by the St. Thomas Kiwanis Club; Roy Lyons, 4 Omeeme Street, St. Thomas, aged 69, the oldest plowmen at the match; Mrs. Douglas Lyons, Wallacetown, who was placed first in the women’s tractor plowing class, defeating some of the best from Kent and Middlesex; and Douglas Lyons, who was fourth in a keenly-contest tractor class, open to the world. The Lyons really took a lion’s share of the honors, Wednesday.” Caption from St. Thomas Times-Journal on October 26, 1950, page one: “Pictures snapped at Elgin Plowing Match.” 1_895: “Angus McLean, widely-known corn and bean producer of West Elgin, farming north of Rodney, really has an inspiration, Wednesday morning when he decided to enter the tractor class in sod, open to the world. Despite the fact that he hadn’t competed for year, he placed third, one the beautiful silver tray put up by Elgin Co-Operative Service for the highest scoring land by a resident of Elgin; the Imperial Oil Company’s Esso championship for the best land in sod by an Elgin plowman; and a host of the awards, including 100 ponds of chick feed from Reeve A. T. Lashbrook of Rodney.” 1_897: “A veteran of Ontario agricultural service and two generations of the Purcell family are represented in the above photograph, taken at the Elgin County Plowing Match, Wednesday. Left to right are Charles W. Buchanan of Thamesville, retired agricultural representative and Elgin’s first representative, who had a grand time renewing acquaintance. Arthur Purcell, owner of the farm, 3rd Concession, Aldborough, where the match took place; his mother, Mrs. Ella Purcell, who will be 90 in December and his lived on the farm for 66 year.; and Leslie Armstrong, Union, president of the Elgin County Plowman’s Association and also president of the Elgin County Junior Farmers. Mrs. Purcell’s son, John, in farming partnership with him, was too busy plowing to get into the photograph. John’s little daughter, representing the fourth generation on the farm, was also at the match.” 1_896: “Bothwell was represented at the Elgin County Plowing Match, Wednesday, by the Bergey sisters, Joyce and June, who plowed in the Highgate match land competition last week, when June won second and Joyce third. At the Elgin Match, the situation was reversed, with June, aged 19 shown above to the left, winning third, and Joyce, aged 18, being placed second by the judges. Their scores were very close.”
Subject Access
Plowing
Plowing Matches
Related Material
Original photograph sleeve: M7 S1 Sh4 B9 9_206
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Plowing Match Aylmer

https://heritagecollections.elgin.ca/link/archives199520
Museum / Archive
Elgin County Archives
Part Of
Stollery Studio fonds
Description Level
Item
GMD
graphic material
Date Range
October 2, 1951
Accession Number
2018-57
Storage Location
M7 S1 Sh1 B1 1_2971
M7 S1 Sh1 B1 1_2972
Museum / Archive
Elgin County Archives
Part Of
Stollery Studio fonds
Description Level
Item
Item Number
51-2270 (1_2971)
51-2271 (1_2972)
Accession Number
2018-57
Storage Room
Archives 4th Floor Storage Room
Storage Location
M7 S1 Sh1 B1 1_2971
M7 S1 Sh1 B1 1_2972
GMD
graphic material
Date Range
October 2, 1951
Publication
1_2971 was published with article in St. Thomas Times-Journal on October 3, 1951, page one.
Physical Description
2 negatives: plastic
Scope and Content
Photographs from the plowing match in Aylmer, Ont. Caption from St. Thomas Times-Journal, October 3, 1951, page one: “East Elgin Junior Plowing Match Is Successful Event.” 1_2971: “The youngest contestant at the East Elgin Junior Plowing Match on the Leon Bodkin farm, one mile north of King’s Highway No. 3, Aylmer, Tuesday, was also the top winner in his class. He is shown to the left, in the above photograph, Ronald Prong, R.R. 1, Aylmer. Next from the left, seated behind the tractor, is Ronald’s brother, Fred Prong, aged 15, who finished second in their class. To the right is Bev Herman, aged 15, who finished fourth in this class. Stan Heffner, 16, was third in the class, but was not available when the photograph was taken. Ronald Prong scored 68 points to 67 points by his brother, Fred Prong. The boys were all complimented on their work by the judges and match directors. They drove tractors with single furrow plows, brought from their own home farms. John Woolley, R.R. 1, Aylmer, was first in the class for junior plowmen, 17 years to 20 years. Ronald Howe, Jaffa, was second; Peter Honsinger, third. “The boys who took part in the match were virtually all students in the East Elgin District High School, Aylmer, members of the agricultural course in the school. They were organized by William Wood, agricultural instructor at the school, who is shown at the right in the above photograph.”
Name Access
Aylmer (Ont.)
East Elgin District High School
Subject Access
Plowing
Plowing Matches
Related Material
Original photograph sleeve: M7 S1 Sh4 B11 11_184
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Plowing Match Dutton

https://heritagecollections.elgin.ca/link/archives199525
Museum / Archive
Elgin County Archives
Part Of
Stollery Studio fonds
Description Level
Item
GMD
graphic material
Date Range
October 3, 1951
Accession Number
2018-57
Storage Location
M7 S1 Sh1 B1 1_2981
M7 S1 Sh1 B1 1_2982
Museum / Archive
Elgin County Archives
Part Of
Stollery Studio fonds
Description Level
Item
Item Number
51-2280 (1_2981)
51-2281 (1_2982)
Accession Number
2018-57
Storage Room
Archives 4th Floor Storage Room
Storage Location
M7 S1 Sh1 B1 1_2981
M7 S1 Sh1 B1 1_2982
GMD
graphic material
Date Range
October 3, 1951
Publication
1_2981 was published with article in St. Thomas Times-Journal on October 4, 1951, page one.
Physical Description
2 negatives: plastic
Scope and Content
Photographs of leaders in the organization of the plowing match competition and the top winners. Caption from St. Thomas Times-Journal, October 4, 1951, page one: “Girl Wins Senior Class in Match for Young Plowmen.” 1_2981: “The second section of the first Junior Plowing Match ever held in Elgin County brought out keen competition on the farm of Ivan Patterson, president of the Elgin County Plowmen’s Association, near Dutton, Wednesday. Shown above, left to right, are leaders in the organization of the competition and the top winners: J.A. Bosman, principal of the West Elgin District High School, Dutton; Kenneth Brown, 14, R.R. 2, Dutton, third in the junior class; Jon Jewell, 16, R.R. 1, Dutton, first in the junior class; Cela McKillop, 17, R.R.2, Wallacetown, winner of the senior class competition; Eugene Walter, 14, R.R. 1, Wallacetown, second in the junior class; and Frank Bolger, agricultural director at the West Elgin High School, coach of the young plowmen and leader of the West Elgin High School Tractor Maintenance Club.”
Name Access
Dutton (Ont. : Village)
Dutton (Ont.)
Elgin (Ont. : County)
Elgin County Plowmen's Association
West Elgin District High School
Subject Access
Plowing
Plowing Matches
Related Material
Original photograph sleeve: M7 S1 Sh4 B11 11_189
Images
Less detail