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by Alan Wadsworth
17 May 2021, 19:38
Forum: Agricultural history
Topic: Painted Wagons
Replies: 4
Views: 2818

Re: Painted Wagons

Hi David,

Well .. MERL have a Somerset waggon with the body painted blue - see https://merl.reading.ac.uk/explore/onli ... _bow_wagon

They might be able to help you.

Weald and Downland also have a small collection of wagons.

Hope this helps, Alan
by Alan Wadsworth
14 May 2021, 13:02
Forum: Agricultural history
Topic: C16 words relating to trees and woodland
Replies: 6
Views: 2502

Re: C16 words relating to trees and woodland

Dodded, also dotted, dotterd.

Reference to old trees

Source: Redmonds, George, A vocabulary of wood, woodworkers and wood management in Yorkshire
(Donington: Shaun Tyas, 2017]
by Alan Wadsworth
14 May 2021, 12:51
Forum: Agricultural history
Topic: C16 words relating to trees and woodland
Replies: 6
Views: 2502

Re: C16 words relating to trees and woodland

Which part of the country does this come from?
by Alan Wadsworth
30 Mar 2021, 20:36
Forum: Agricultural history
Topic: Annan plough
Replies: 3
Views: 7115

Re: Annan plough

I would suggest that your best source for this is:

Heather Holmes (ed), Scottish Agricultural Implement and Machine Makers 1843 to 1914: a Directory (Edinburgh: Scottish Record Society and TannerRitchie (Electronic Series Volume 2), 2020)
by Alan Wadsworth
19 May 2020, 15:28
Forum: Agricultural history
Topic: Farming footage and archives
Replies: 5
Views: 24382

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: 30442

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: 41833

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: 41833

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: 41833

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: 132058

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 ...