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by webweaver
08 Jan 2019, 22:23
Forum: Agricultural history
Topic: Shire Horse stud farms
Replies: 2
Views: 7539

Re: Shire Horse stud farms

I have a reply from Yvonne Hatch, who says she is 'not sure if “purpose-built, single-phase farm complexes for the breeding of Shire Horses….etc….” means a dedicated heavy horse breeding stud on farm land. Most of the major heavy horse studs in the UK were based on the great estates, and I would bel...
by webweaver
27 Nov 2018, 20:35
Forum: Read this first
Topic: How will I know when someone replies?
Replies: 2
Views: 65351

Re: How will I know when someone replies?

You can either subscribe to the topic. Or - even better - subscribe to the whole discussion forum. I.e Agricultural History. There is a checkbox down at the bottom of the main page.
Webweaver
by webweaver
22 Nov 2018, 13:01
Forum: Agricultural history
Topic: 'The best idea we ever had'
Replies: 2
Views: 10757

Re: 'The best idea we ever had'

Thanks, Nutmeg!
by webweaver
21 Nov 2018, 17:22
Forum: Agricultural history
Topic: 'The best idea we ever had'
Replies: 2
Views: 10757

'The best idea we ever had'

"National parks are the best idea we ever had. Absolutely American, absolutely democratic, they reflect us at our best rather than our worst." Apparently this was said or written by Wallace Stegner in 1983. It's been picked up as a slogan by the US National Parks (not surprisingly). Does anyone know...
by webweaver
21 Nov 2018, 17:11
Forum: Agricultural history
Topic: Spede the Plough and Farmers Arms pottery
Replies: 0
Views: 15522

Spede the Plough and Farmers Arms pottery

I am posting on behalf of Peter, who is trying to determine what stimulated English potteries to market jugs and mugs decorated with rhymes such as 'God Spede the Plough' and farming implements so widely in the 19th Century. 'God Spede the Plough' is the name of a 16th Century manuscript poem which ...
by webweaver
28 Aug 2018, 16:12
Forum: Agricultural history
Topic: A building referred to as a Buck House
Replies: 6
Views: 19402

Re: A building referred to as a Buck House

Brendan, it might be useful to say which part of the British Isles your Buck House references come from.
Webweaver
by webweaver
24 May 2018, 08:45
Forum: Agricultural history
Topic: Question about an AGRICULTURAL SERVANTS OFFICE sign
Replies: 2
Views: 19590

Re: Question about an AGRICULTURAL SERVANTS OFFICE sign

Thanks! I have alerted the person who originally asked the question.
C.
by webweaver
16 Apr 2018, 10:39
Forum: Agricultural history
Topic: calf rearing
Replies: 1
Views: 38687

Re: calf rearing

Hi Judi The best place to post this question would be in the Agricultural History forum, but I have left it here because one answer might be for you to sign up for LIBRAL, our LIBrary of Rural and Agricultural History. I searched there for calves and got over 4000 hits; beef got over 2000 hits, so y...
by webweaver
02 Apr 2018, 16:56
Forum: Agricultural history
Topic: Question about an AGRICULTURAL SERVANTS OFFICE sign
Replies: 2
Views: 19590

Question about an AGRICULTURAL SERVANTS OFFICE sign

Posting this on behalf of someone else: In our Northamptonshire village (I have not given the village name, as I know that the owner of the cottage does not wish to attract too many people to view it), there is a old cast iron sign (about 2 feet high ) fixed to the wall of a thatched cottage. It has...
by webweaver
31 Jan 2018, 11:38
Forum: LibRAL
Topic: Milford wheelwright from Thorverton
Replies: 2
Views: 24014

Re: Milford wheelwright from Thorverton

Hi Sarah You've posted this in the LIBRAL forum, which is really for discussing the online Library of Rural and Agricultural Literature. Now, you might find some advertisements for your wheelwright in there (I have no idea, and it may be like finding a needle in a haystack, unless the search comes u...