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by Alan Wadsworth
06 Nov 2019, 15:05
Forum: Agricultural history
Topic: Derek Stuckey Feed Rationing Calculator
Replies: 5
Views: 1281

Re: Derek Stuckey Feed Rationing Calculator

Hi Rachael Never heard of the man or his calculator. However, a straightforward internet search will show you that D R Stuckey was a barrister from Reading, involved in certain activities during WW2 when he was also farming, and that he was latterly associated with the Beech Hill Jersey Herd. Lookin...
by Alan Wadsworth
18 Sep 2019, 11:57
Forum: Agricultural history
Topic: Livestock survey 1866
Replies: 3
Views: 2489

Re: Livestock survey 1866

Hi Tony,

Agricultural statistics are available by parish from 1866 onwards at TNA - but beware the use of estimates in the early years - hope this helps
by Alan Wadsworth
30 May 2019, 17:03
Forum: Agricultural history
Topic: 175 years of arable farming
Replies: 1
Views: 4480

Re: 175 years of arable farming

Hi Alice,

Which society / magazine are you writing the article for?

Alan
by Alan Wadsworth
07 May 2019, 10:07
Forum: Agricultural history
Topic: Furrowing plough
Replies: 1
Views: 5213

Re: Furrowing plough

MERL has the following definition for a Banking Plough: A type of one way plough that was also used for banking (or ridging) in Devon and Cornwall. Two mouldboards pivot at their front edge and are pegged at the back so that one or other is at an angle to the forward direction of the plough. See htt...
by Alan Wadsworth
01 May 2019, 09:54
Forum: Agricultural history
Topic: Scotch Kilows
Replies: 2
Views: 6464

Re: Scotch Kilows

Many thanks Nutmeg - it was certainly spelt "kilows" in the records I was looking at - spelt as pronounced, I suppose!

Alan W
by Alan Wadsworth
29 Apr 2019, 21:01
Forum: Agricultural history
Topic: Scotch Kilows
Replies: 2
Views: 6464

Scotch Kilows

I have come across a reference to "Scotch Kilows" - they are clearly a breed or type of cattle - the date of the reference is 1830. Can anyone shed further light on the term please?
by Alan Wadsworth
27 Jan 2019, 20:21
Forum: Agricultural history
Topic: 18th Century Recipe Booklet - for cows
Replies: 9
Views: 17928

Re: 18th Century Recipe Booklet - for cows

Hi Kelly,

I would welcome a scanned copy of the booklet - I am currently researching a set of farm diaries from the early 19th century, which has references to various “cures” being administered.

Many thanks, Alan
by Alan Wadsworth
27 Jan 2019, 20:18
Forum: Agricultural history
Topic: Animal stockades
Replies: 13
Views: 20428

Re: Animal stockades

Following on from Richard’s observation, there is no obvious circular field in the immediate Four Ashes area - see https://maps.nls.uk/view/104183183 (Bucks XLII 10) - although there are two small circular enclosures to the south of Brand’s House in OS 147. Further, you may be interested in Hawbushe...
by Alan Wadsworth
27 Jan 2019, 19:54
Forum: Agricultural history
Topic: Comb Tool
Replies: 2
Views: 7619

Re: Comb Tool

Unless I am mistaken, this is a hackle used in the preparation of flax into fine fibre in order to prepare linen thread - see https://homeplaceearth.wordpress.com/20 ... -hackling/

Was flax grown locally in Wellesbourne, perhaps as late as 1960s?
by Alan Wadsworth
26 Jan 2019, 21:12
Forum: Agricultural history
Topic: Animal stockades
Replies: 13
Views: 20428

Re: Animal stockades

A thought - I wonder whether your “stockade” is a pound for holding stray animals until they were reclaimed and paid for? In this case, the gap in the hedge could have been closed with a gate which was used on a temporary basis (perhaps borrowed from elsewhere) and thus is no longer present. In the ...