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by Tony Pratt
29 Oct 2019, 10:24
Forum: Agricultural history
Topic: Livestock survey 1866
Replies: 3
Views: 3480

Re: Livestock survey 1866

Hi Richard, Just to tidy this thread up, as I would not want to give the impression I had not responded to your generous help and assistance: Further to our mails via my Winchester account I would like to publicly thank you for your help and the link to the relevant records. I have now been able to ...
by Tony Pratt
18 Sep 2019, 09:47
Forum: Agricultural history
Topic: Livestock survey 1866
Replies: 3
Views: 3480

Livestock survey 1866

Hi, I am trying to find where, if possible, I can access the local area/division figures from the survey of livestock carried out by the Government in 1866 (through the local Tax Collectors if I recall correctly, which wouldn't have endeared it to farmers!) Searching the MAFF, DEFRA and NA catalogue...
by Tony Pratt
11 Aug 2019, 10:53
Forum: Agricultural history
Topic: Agriculture tool Identification ?
Replies: 2
Views: 13858

Re: Agriculture tool Identification ?

Hi, I don't think this will help much but for what it is worth I agree with Nutmeg, the dark line is, under high mag, behind the shaft of the tool, the left hand fork of the handle clearly goes across the darker mark. That these tools are hay rakes, or at least the one being held towards the middle ...
by Tony Pratt
24 Mar 2019, 21:51
Forum: Agricultural history
Topic: 18th Century Recipe Booklet - for cows
Replies: 9
Views: 19276

Re: 18th Century Recipe Booklet - for cows

Hi Kelly, I would be very interested in seeing a copy of the recipe book, it would be very relevant to my Winchester research on the nineteenth century Cattle Plague epidemic. Even if it doesn't specifically deal with Murrain, I am pretty sure early remedies are going to make an appearance in the th...
by Tony Pratt
26 Oct 2018, 13:26
Forum: Agricultural history
Topic: Cattle Plague / Rinderpest Memorials
Replies: 2
Views: 10016

Re: Cattle Plague / Rinderpest Memorials

Hi Nutmeg, Thank you very much, I hadn't found these, much appreciated. I recently found that the Mucclestone memorial has been moved, Hall (Hall, Sherwin A The Great Cattle Plague of 1865 Brit Vet Jour (1966). 122) noted that " This memorial stone still stands on a farm in Market Drayton, Shropshir...
by Tony Pratt
10 Oct 2018, 16:50
Forum: Agricultural history
Topic: Cattle Plague / Rinderpest Memorials
Replies: 2
Views: 10016

Cattle Plague / Rinderpest Memorials

According to Spinage "After the Plague was over 'a number of memorial stones and placques [sic] were erected around the country' [Spinage, C Cattle Plague:A History (New York, Springer, 2003), 192]. I know about, and have seen, the one at Water Eaton in NE Wiltshire and I am aware of two others, one...
by Tony Pratt
10 Oct 2018, 16:40
Forum: Agricultural history
Topic: Murrain
Replies: 10
Views: 34908

Re: Murrain

Hi Alan, Greenwood beat me to the post by about an hour lol. I was fascinated to see that your reference was to a farming diary from Wiltshire albeit in 1830. I am currently researching the 1865-7 Cattle Plague and farming diaries will, hopefully, form one of the information sources I can use. I had...