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by rwhoyle
12 Oct 2018, 17:29
Forum: Agricultural history
Topic: Murrain
Replies: 10
Views: 45576

Re: Murrain

Dear Alan, To re-enter the fray on this after Catherine was talking about another contributor's recent post, I wondered whether you had looked at the online newspapers. Murrain does not come up very often in the Wiltshire papers, but there are reports of a disease of cattle and pigs in Somerset in t...
by rwhoyle
17 Sep 2018, 20:53
Forum: Agricultural history
Topic: Eighteenth-century potatoes
Replies: 9
Views: 61618

Re: Eighteenth-century potatoes

Dear Nutmeg - my thanks for this which is very interesting. Richard
by rwhoyle
02 Aug 2018, 15:49
Forum: Agricultural history
Topic: Model Farms
Replies: 5
Views: 28874

Re: Model Farms

I would start with P. S. Barnwell and Colum Giles, English Farmsteads 1750-1914 (1997) and then S. Wade Martins, Farmers, landlords and landscapes: rural Britain, 1720-1870 (2004). There are chapters on farm buildings in the Agrarian History of England and Wales.
by rwhoyle
09 Jun 2018, 13:11
Forum: Agricultural history
Topic: Murrain
Replies: 10
Views: 45576

Re: Murrain

Murrain at what date?
by rwhoyle
23 May 2018, 20:37
Forum: Agricultural history
Topic: Question about an AGRICULTURAL SERVANTS OFFICE sign
Replies: 2
Views: 24963

Re: Question about an AGRICULTURAL SERVANTS OFFICE sign

There are attempts to establish exchanges for agricultural servants at various points in the mid-19th century. A quick newspaper search shows that there was one in Gloucester c. 1841. I know of one which was launched at Chippenham (Wilts) c. 1859. The idea was to place the hiring of servants on a ne...
by rwhoyle
11 Oct 2017, 12:03
Forum: Agricultural history
Topic: Definition of a Beast
Replies: 4
Views: 36291

Re: Definition of a Beast

There are rule of thumb equivalents which can be used in stints. In the context here, I would have thought that a beast is a male animal and the followers are calves.
by rwhoyle
20 Sep 2017, 12:20
Forum: Agricultural history
Topic: Orcheston Long Grass
Replies: 3
Views: 36131

Re: Orcheston Long Grass

Perhaps a bit late to contribute to this, but have you see Arthur Young's discussion of it in Annals of Agriculture XXVII (1797), pp. 365-78 which draws together previous accounts, a letter written to Young on the subject and his own observations.
by rwhoyle
03 Sep 2017, 07:43
Forum: Agricultural history
Topic: Essex War Agricultural Committee Records
Replies: 2
Views: 26107

Re: Essex War Agricultural Committee Records

Are we talking about First World war or Second World War? I don't think that any of the WWI records were ever transferred to the ministry, so if they survive at all they will be found in County Council Records and probably treated as sub-committee of the council (or in private deposits). For WWII, t...
by rwhoyle
26 Jun 2017, 18:36
Forum: Agricultural history
Topic: Eighteenth-century potatoes
Replies: 9
Views: 61618

Re: Eighteenth-century potatoes

Thanks Alan - useful stuff.
by rwhoyle
25 Jun 2017, 13:46
Forum: Agricultural history
Topic: Eighteenth-century potatoes
Replies: 9
Views: 61618

Eighteenth-century potatoes

References sought to experiments on growing potatoes in the eighteenth century, whether for human or animal consumption and especially potatoes being recommended as a food for the poor.