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by webweaver
21 Nov 2018, 17:22
Forum: Agricultural history
Topic: 'The best idea we ever had'
Replies: 2
Views: 14092

'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: 26347

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: 29360

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: 21383

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: 44468

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: 21383

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: 30156

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...
by webweaver
31 Jan 2018, 08:33
Forum: Agricultural history
Topic: Denny of Cruikshank, Scotland
Replies: 6
Views: 42838

Re: Denny of Cruikshank, Scotland

Hi Alan
I asked Ted Collins (apparently I've asked him twice!) and he said he doesn't know. Sorry!
by webweaver
26 Jan 2018, 07:49
Forum: Agricultural history
Topic: Professor Storch's Fat-Extractor
Replies: 2
Views: 31977

Re: Professor Storch's Fat-Extractor

I am not sure whether they would have one at the Museum of English Rural Life in Reading, but Long's book on British Dairy Farming is now on our online Library, LIBRAL, if you would like to sign up for that. If you do, please post here and I will create a log in for you (it's in 'beta' mode at them ...
by webweaver
10 Oct 2017, 12:42
Forum: Announcements
Topic: Historic Farms in Crewkerne
Replies: 2
Views: 37501

Re: Historic Farms in Crewkerne

Thank you for letting us know about this. I will publicise it on the home page if you remind me nearer the time. The BAHS Spring Conference will be in Cannington 26-28 March next year so perhaps some attendees would like to make a detour to Crewkerne.