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by webweaver
26 Jun 2019, 16:21
Forum: Agricultural history
Topic: Nurserymen & Seedsmen of c.1750 to 1850 England viz Newcastle to London connections
Replies: 8
Views: 33703

Re: Nurserymen & Seedsmen of c.1750 to 1850 England viz Newcastle to London connections

Hi Rosegirl It looks as if you can read that article online for free. If you search for 'Margaret Maddison, The Callenders, Eighteenth-Century Northern Nurserymen and Seedsmen, Garden History, Vol. 33, No. 2' and then go to the jstor link. You will have to register. Let me know how you get on. WebWe...
by webweaver
07 May 2019, 09:09
Forum: Agricultural history
Topic: Corn Screen
Replies: 3
Views: 16540

Re: Corn Screen

You don't have a photo of the corn screen do you, Eric?
Catherine
by webweaver
06 Feb 2019, 20:30
Forum: Agricultural history
Topic: Durham Agricultural Society
Replies: 4
Views: 42509

Re: Durham Agricultural Society

Thanks for your very full (and referenced) answer, Nutmeg. I'm sorry if your original answer disappeared - I don't know how that happened because I can't get rid of some posts that ought to be removed :-)
Catherine
by webweaver
06 Feb 2019, 14:13
Forum: Agricultural history
Topic: Durham Agricultural Society
Replies: 4
Views: 42509

Re: Durham Agricultural Society

I have finally found an answer to this question, from Seb Littlewood, Head of Rural Life at the Beamish Museum, who says: 'The Durham Agricultural Society was founded in September (15th I think) 1783 in Darlington. The first county show was held in 1841 at Chester le Street, just a couple of miles f...
by webweaver
29 Jan 2019, 08:11
Forum: Agricultural history
Topic: 18th Century Recipe Booklet - for cows
Replies: 9
Views: 27053

Re: 18th Century Recipe Booklet - for cows

Hi Kelly
I was not aware that this was a limitation of being a 'newly registered user'. But I have removed you from the 'Newly registered users' group now, so would you like to try sending a message to Alan again? Let me know whether it works!

Catherine
by webweaver
25 Jan 2019, 18:28
Forum: Agricultural history
Topic: Animal stockades
Replies: 13
Views: 27219

Re: Animal stockades

I wouldn't believe everything you read online! I would like to hear what other agricultural historians think, as this is not within my expertise, but a) how would the stock get in and out of a hawthorn stockade? b) wouldn't shepherds, dogs, hurdles, etc be more effective? and c) perhaps if it was a ...
by webweaver
22 Jan 2019, 08:23
Forum: Agricultural history
Topic: Animal stockades
Replies: 13
Views: 27219

Re: Animal stockades

Hi Kellyj I'm sorry I did not approve your topic post sooner! (I have to have post-approval switched on for new members to prevent spam being posted, but I don't receive notifications about the approvals.) I can add my tuppence-worth: I am sure animal stockades would have been made out of hawthorns,...
by webweaver
08 Jan 2019, 22:23
Forum: Agricultural history
Topic: Shire Horse stud farms
Replies: 2
Views: 11073

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: 74970

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: 14076

Re: 'The best idea we ever had'

Thanks, Nutmeg!