PLOUGH TRADITION IS STILL GOING STRONG IN BALSHAM Thirty-five years since Balsham Plough Monday was resurrected, the ploughmen are still going strong as they toured the village once again with the Cambridge Morris Men.
The ploughmen, some of whonm haven't missed a year since the event restarted in 1972, dragged a large plough through the village and called at every home in Balsham this year which helped them raise so much money once again.
Youngsters in teh village are set to benefit from this year's event with the money raised going to Meadow Primary School, Tuneful Tots and the local youth club.
"It was a brilliant evening" said secretary, Jan Ellam. "We have rasied £1,881 so far with money still to come in. We called at the school last Friday and gave envelopes out to every child and hopefully we can break the £2,000 barrier with the money they collect".
As the morris men danced the ploughmen started at Princes Close and pulled their plough around the village until they finally came to the end at the Bell pub. Homes provided them with a range of refreshments during the evening ranging from home-made cider to hot chocolate. Jan added "Thanks to all the people who hosted us. They were really, really lovely and welcoming.