THEY ploughed the fields and scattered good deeds through the land when a charity ploughing match was staged near Ringwood.

A whiff of farming nostalgia filled the air as five teams of horses and some 50 tractors dating back to the 1930s took part in the event.

The match at Plumley Farm, Harbridge, is thought to have reaped about £4,000 for the BBC's annual Children in Need appeal.

Oldest competitor in the event was Wiltshire man Jack House, 81, who returned to his boyhood roots at Harbridge to take first prize in the heavy horse section.

The day's youngest ploughman, 15-year-old Fred Sampson, from Harbridge, won third prize with his father's horses, beating older brother Harry in the process.

Among other attractions were a collection of old farm vehicles from pre-war Fordsons to Fergusons.