From a local newspaper account of a Ploughing Contest at Liffton:
"There were 308 entries - a record - for the annual competitions of Lifton & District Agricultural Association in Stone farm, Lifton, on Tuesday 20 November 1928. The standard of work, together with the produce shown was very high.
The results of the various contests were as follows:
Ploughing - Men over 25 using any one-way Coulter Plough:
1.W. Hawke, Bosongham, Colan St Columb
2. A. Reynolds, Oatmill, Sourton
3. J. F. Davies, Kersford, Bridestowe
Ploughing - Men under 25 (Coulter Plough)
1. J. R. Davies, Kersford, Bridestowe
2. M. Pengelly, Billacombe, Kelly
S. Bickle, Wstcott, Lewdon
Ploughing - Men over 25 (Digger Plough)
1. J. H. Woodland, Tregada, Launceston
2. T. Rindle, Colan, Barton St Columb
3. H. Batten, Satherleigh, Lifton
Ploughing - Men under 25 (Digger Plough)
1. S. Downing, North Tamerton, Holsworthy
2. R. Lawrence, Rawcombe, Bradstowe
3. Charles Parnell, South Petherwin
Ploughing - Youths under 18 using a one-way Coulter plough
1. R. Gillbbard, Norton Barton, Stoke Climsland
2. W. Greening North Thrusel, Sourton
3. J. Reynolds, Oatmill, Sourton.
Ploughing - Youths under 18 using a Digger Plough
1. William Parnell, South Petherwin
Special Prize for best work using a Digger Plough.
J. H. Wadland
Best kept horse's harness:
1. A. Woodrow, Broxcombe, Beaworthy
2. C. Parnell, South Petherwin
3. J. H. Reddecliffe, North Tamerton, Holsworthy.
Turf-hedging - men over 25
1. G. Hill, Lifton
2. W. Glover, Lewdown
3. R. J. Shovel. Trevovis, Callington
4. A. Harris, Hornabrook, Cleave.
Turf-hedging men under 25
1. C. Jewell, Coatacre, Broadwood
2. R. Voaden, Broadwood
3. R. Voaden, Goveton, Okehampton
4. F. Davies, Kersford, Bridestowe
5. J. Lashbrook, Raddon, Lydford
Turf-hedging - youths under 18
1. W. A. Barriball, Tamar Town, Werrington
2. S. Shopland, Broadwood
3. Wilfred Pearce, Venn Farm, Broadwood
4. J. Hill, Hayne farm, Stowford
5. P. Brendon, Billacombe, Kelly
G. Hill of Lifton won the silver sup for turf-hedging.
H, E. Medland won the silver cup for stone-hedging.
The remainder of the day was spent in judging the produce classes. "