A PEMBROKESHIRE father and son are following the same furrow with considerable success.

Rhodri and James George, of St Bride’s View, Roch, recently scooped a unique double by winning the senior and junior championships of the West Wales Ploughing Association.

They had collected the most merit points at each of the ten ploughing matches held during the autumn and winter seasons.

James has been competing in the junior classes for about five years, while Rhodri is an experienced ploughman who has been chosen to represent Wales at the World Ploughing championships in Alberta, Canada, next July.

The current Five Nations champion, Rhodri will compete in the conventional classes, and also making the trip is Wyn Jones, of Llain Elerch, Llangoedmor, Cardigan, who will participate in the reversible classes.

Rhodri accepted his trophy fromWest Wales Association chairman Ellis Davies at a social evening held at The Cross Inn, Clarbeston Road, hosted by the Llawhaden and district Ploughing Society. The award for James was presented by association vice-chairman Gordon Harries and accepted by his sister, Eleri, as James recently left for a job working on a Cotton farm in New South Wales, Australia.

Host chairman, Harold Warlow, thanked everyone who had attended and made the evening very special.