The Western Gazette 29 Oct 1864 Taunton Ploughing includes John HAWKINS David OATEN

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The Western Gazette Saturday 29 Oct 1864

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The annual ploughing match of the Taunton Agricultural Association took place on Friday, the 21st ult., at Court Barton Farm, Creech St. Michael. The ploughing, notwithstanding the dry state of the ground, was remarkably good. The following were the successful competitors:- 1st prize – John HAWKINS, in the employ of Mr. HUNT, Milverton; 2nd – Francis SHATTOCK, Mr. GIBBS, Bishop's Lydeard; 3rd David OATEN, Mr STEPHENS, Trull; 4th, John DAVERIDGE, Mr. DAVIS, Milverton; 5th, William BURROWS, Mr. HEDLEY, Monkton. Mr. DUNNING, the proprietor of the farm on which the match took place, regaled all the members and friends of the Association, with his usual liberality.

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