East Boldon farmer to represent England in World Ploughing Championships

Farmer Peter Alderslade is in the World Ploughing Championships.
Farmer Peter Alderslade is in the World Ploughing Championships.
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A FARMER has ploughed his way to a place in a worldwide competition.

Peter Alderslade is representing England in the World Ploughing Championships, which kicked off yesterday and continues today, in Alberta, Canada.

Peter, 56, who runs Mundles Farm, in East Boldon, with his brother Geoff, as well as a farm in Jarrow, is one of 30 competitors.

Peter, married to Yvonne and dad to Zoe, said: “This is my third time in the world championships. I’d love to win the title, but just coming in the top three would be brilliant.”

Bosses at the Port of Tyne transported his tractor on the 10,000-mile journey after being approached by one of its commercial tenants – Tynegrain – to help.

Peter, who came first at the British Championships, said: “I’m really proud to be representing England and indebted to the Port of Tyne and Tynegrain.”

for all of the support they are providing.”