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by rwhoyle
25 May 2021, 15:38
Forum: Agricultural history
Topic: MAFF leaflet from late 60s/early 70s
Replies: 1
Views: 432

Re: MAFF leaflet from late 60s/early 70s

I think that MAFF publications are a complete bibiographical mess. I have never seen anything that looked like a complete set. The intention is to put all the Bulletins on LIBRAL in at least one edition and as much of the one-off literature as we can access. It may be worth you looking over the Sect...
by rwhoyle
02 Apr 2021, 08:18
Forum: Agricultural history
Topic: Annan plough
Replies: 3
Views: 6948

Re: Annan plough

The results of a quick newspaper search.

The Chester Chronicle on 29 Sept. 1843 reported that the annual meeting of Denbighshire and Flintshire Agricultural Society had been shown an Annan Plough. This suggests novelty, but it also appears to be the only reference in the newspapers in 1840-1844!
by rwhoyle
04 Feb 2021, 09:55
Forum: Agricultural history
Topic: The Diary World and British Dairy Farmer
Replies: 0
Views: 12487

The Diary World and British Dairy Farmer

LIBRAL would like to enlarge the run of its volumes of Dairy World. The BL holdings run from 1898 through to 1939: one assumes that that is the total period the journal published. MERL at Reading has a set from 1912 to 1939. Can anyone point us to a run which we can borrow to scan? If any survive, t...
by rwhoyle
10 Dec 2020, 17:22
Forum: Agricultural history
Topic: Meat consumption end 18th century
Replies: 2
Views: 10897

Re: Meat consumption end 18th century

It is a very intractable problem as there is no international trade in cattle and so no customs figures. No one attempted to measure the size of the internal domestic market. The most recent discussion will in Steve Broadberry et al, British Economic Growth (2015) although this may well not be fine-...
by rwhoyle
25 Nov 2020, 20:03
Forum: Agricultural history
Topic: Single Trees in Cultivated Fields
Replies: 2
Views: 9947

Re: Single Trees in Cultivated Fields

I think that there are two possible reasons. The first is that these are tree which stood in parkland. You don't say what the current land use is, but it is not uncommon to see standard trees in arable fields. The alternative, as you suggest, is that they mark the lines of hedges which have been rem...
by rwhoyle
08 Sep 2020, 11:27
Forum: Agricultural history
Topic: Low grain prices and growth of brewing and distilling
Replies: 2
Views: 26617

Re: Low grain prices and growth of brewing and distilling

Dear Professor Stampfer, Webweaver has pointed out to me that no one has answered your query, which is a good one, and so like a fool I will plunge in. I am a little handicapped in that I am on holiday and so have no access to my books, so I could perhaps add more to this when I get home. I fear tha...
by rwhoyle
17 Jul 2020, 12:09
Forum: Agricultural history
Topic: BAHS winter conference 1970
Replies: 3
Views: 24276

Re: BAHS winter conference 1970

I think that the interest in pests might reflect George Ordish, who was long gone before I was involved in the Society but I think I am right in saying was in the pest control business - perhaps totally misrecollected, but fruit tree sprays comes to mind. Ted Collins may well know.
by rwhoyle
16 Jul 2020, 08:58
Forum: Agricultural history
Topic: Co-operative involvement in British meat processing
Replies: 2
Views: 18579

Re: Co-operative involvement in British meat processing

I am afraid that I am not sure that the book you are hoping for exists. The whole area is, to the best of my knowledge, unexplored, so it is into the grey literature. You might find something of use in a report of 1964: Committee of inquiry into fatstock and carcase meat marketing and distribution c...
by rwhoyle
09 Jul 2020, 18:00
Forum: Agricultural history
Topic: What are some street/road names that denote agricultural history?
Replies: 2
Views: 23061

Re: What are some street/road names that denote agricultural history?

Leave open the possibility that it derives from a surname.

Richard
by rwhoyle
15 Jun 2020, 15:54
Forum: Agricultural history
Topic: Edward VII, Pheasants and a despairing farmer
Replies: 2
Views: 18290

Re: Edward VII, Pheasants and a despairing farmer

At last! An easy question on the forum! The lady in question is Louisa/Louise Cresswell who published an autobiography (which it is claimed the estate tried to buy all of the copies of). She published as Mrs Gerard Cresswell, Eighteen years on the Sandringham estate (1887). The most recent account i...