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by Alan Wadsworth
19 May 2020, 15:28
Forum: Agricultural history
Topic: Farming footage and archives
Replies: 3
Views: 1558

Re: Farming footage and archives

Similarly, Weald and Downland Museum may have material for Southern counties and Avoncroft Museum for the Midlands.
by Alan Wadsworth
19 May 2020, 13:30
Forum: Agricultural history
Topic: Agriculture in Surrey at the turn of the nineteenth century
Replies: 5
Views: 1321

Re: Agriculture in Surrey at the turn of the nineteenth century

Hi Katharine,

A good starting point would be the General View of the Agriculture of Surrey produced in 1794 - available to signed-up members on the BAHS Libral system
by Alan Wadsworth
11 Apr 2020, 14:14
Forum: Agricultural history
Topic: Old agricultural postcard - but of what?
Replies: 9
Views: 5904

Re: Old agricultural postcard - but of what?

Thanks - I was hoping that you might have an image where the inscription on the tea chest could be read - are you able to date the chest from this? What brand was "The master polish for boots and shoes" - and when was it marketed? That might give you a 'terminus post quem' date for the photo.
by Alan Wadsworth
09 Apr 2020, 18:27
Forum: Agricultural history
Topic: Old agricultural postcard - but of what?
Replies: 9
Views: 5904

Re: Old agricultural postcard - but of what?

I don't think you should discount the absence of women from dairy activities so easily! In May 1891, Worcestershire County Council made a £700 grant to establish a dairy school: they appointed Miss E A Maidment (lecturer and demonstrator for RASE) as instructress. The dairy school was "migratory" in...
by Alan Wadsworth
09 Apr 2020, 13:23
Forum: Agricultural history
Topic: Old agricultural postcard - but of what?
Replies: 9
Views: 5904

Re: Old agricultural postcard - but of what?

Well ... a few more observations. Firstly, the building. Felt-roofed timber construction and the visible end is raised off the floor - suggestive of an internal timber floor - so probably not a milking shed. Also large hinged panels in the side for ventilation. Secondly, the boys are very smartly dr...
by Alan Wadsworth
11 Feb 2020, 14:06
Forum: Agricultural history
Topic: Smallholding
Replies: 6
Views: 19154

Re: Smallholding

You would find it useful to start with the Smallholdings Act 1892 and subsequent Acts. The various County Councils adopted the powers of the Act at different rates - which is why I asked which county you are in. The minutes of the relevant County Council committee in your local record office should ...
by Alan Wadsworth
10 Feb 2020, 17:34
Forum: Agricultural history
Topic: Smallholding
Replies: 6
Views: 19154

Re: Smallholding

Which county are you focusing on?

Alan
by Alan Wadsworth
06 Nov 2019, 15:05
Forum: Agricultural history
Topic: Derek Stuckey Feed Rationing Calculator
Replies: 6
Views: 14865

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: 9216

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: 9933

Re: 175 years of arable farming

Hi Alice,

Which society / magazine are you writing the article for?

Alan