Nostalgic celebration of ploughing

Horses ploughing the fields in Sompting
Horses ploughing the fields in Sompting

FOLK group Cotillion are celebrating the days of horses and oxen ploughing the fields of Sussex.

Nostalgic concert The Last Trip Home marks the gradual replacement of working animals with tractors and combine harvesters.

The story will be told in song and verse, with a good mixture of poignancy and humour, at St Nicolas’ Church, St Nicolas Lane, Shoreham, on Saturday, November 15 at 7.30pm.

Musicians Bonnie Flitney, Anne Sartain and Alan Wheeler will be playing a range of instruments, such as fiddle, guitars, mandolin and recorder, as well as singing, while Linda Nicholl weaves magic with her narration.

Church treasurer John Simpson said: “Cotillion are very much at home performing in small Sussex churches and offer a most enjoyable evening in historic and beautiful surroundings.”

The concert is supporting Friends of St Nicolas. Doors open at 7pm. Tickets £5 on the door, or from Bookworms in High Street, Day Lewis Chemist in Brunswick Road, The Red Lion Inn, or reserve a seat by emailing or call 01273 454006.