Did you put on your wellies to join in with Young Farmers' activities?

A Young Farmers exchange at Lodge Farm, Saxham, in April 1983

A Young Farmers' exchange at Lodge Farm, Saxham, in April 1983 - Credit: Archant

Were you a member of Young Farmers in Suffolk or north Essex as a youngster?

A tug-of-war at Essex Young Farmers Show at Great Leighs in May 1988

A tug-of-war at Essex Young Farmers Show at Great Leighs in May 1988 - Credit: Archant

If so, you might spot yourself in our photo gallery, taking part in everything from a tug-of-war to drama awards, spring-cleaning a church and even a mock jailbreak.

Stowmarket Young Farmers with their Octocycle in March 1985

Stowmarket Young Farmers with their Octocycle in March 1985 - Credit: Archant

 The National Federation of Young Farmers' Clubs is one of the biggest youth organisations in the UK, with around 22,000 members aged from 10 to 26, including many in East Anglia.

Debenham Young Farmers drama awards in March 1978

Debenham Young Farmers' drama awards in March 1978 - Credit: Archant

 Despite the name, you don't have to be involved in farming to join YFC, just to love the countryside and rural life. Members normally take part in all kinds of events, including  skills and training, competitions, quizzes and country shows, although a lot of this has had to go virtual during the coronavirus pandemic.

Stowmarket Young Farmers woodcutting in January 1984

Stowmarket Young Farmers doing some woodcutting in January 1984 - Credit: Archant

If these photos bring back memories, email judy.rimmer@archant.co.uk

To order photos, visit our website or call Diane Townsend on 01603 772449. 

Lavenham Young Farmers' spring clean at Borley Church in April 1990

Lavenham Young Farmers' spring clean at Borley Church in April 1990 - Credit: Archant

Stowmarket Young Farmers' tug-of-war team in September 1987

Stowmarket Young Farmers' tug-of-war team in September 1987 - Credit: Archant

Haverhill Young Farmers' jailbreak event in April 1989

Haverhill Young Farmers' jailbreak event in April 1989 - Credit: Archant



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