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A personal account of an "ag lab" in 1840 re the Corn Laws

The Corn Laws This extract from the North Devon Journal dated 2 Apr 1840 shows just how bad life was at the time. This was kindly lent to m…

Started by Christine Gibbins

5 Dec 2, 2010
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"A bit o' binder string

Though I would share this verse with you, even today farmers find all sorts of uses for binder string, to make temporary repairs and very o…

Started by Christine Gibbins

3 Feb 26, 2010
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Tracing the makers of old farm machinery

My son has an old straw elevator and I thought it it would be interesting to find out more about the makers. The full history of the Lainch…

Started by Christine Gibbins

0 Feb 11, 2010

Agriculture in Witheridge Devon

This links takes you to a very intersting website: http://www.witheridge-historical-archive.com/agriculture.htm

Started by Christine Gibbins

0 Aug 16, 2009

DEVON FARMERS & LABOURERS in 1808 by Brenda Powell ©

DEVON FARMERS & LABOURERS in 1808 by Brenda Powell In the early 1800s, owing to the on-going Napoleonic Wars and an increasing populat…

Started by Christine Gibbins

0 Aug 5, 2009

The Corn Laws of 1815

The Corn Law Act had been passed in 1815 as a measure to protect the interests of landowners who looked as if they were about to lose out w…

Started by Christine Gibbins

2 Jul 28, 2009
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Farming and Labouring

Farming and Labouring (With regard to ploughing) The style of driving an ox team, here is observable; indeed, cannot pass unnoticed by a st…

Started by Christine Gibbins

0 Jul 27, 2009

The Farmer's Wife

There is a wonderful book, still in print, I believe, called "The Diary of A Farmer's Wife, 1796 - 1797." It was written by Anne Hughes. H…

Started by Christine Gibbins

0 Jul 23, 2009

Early History

A few notes of Early History Many scientists, archaeologists, books and television presentations have put forward many theories about the…

Started by Christine Gibbins

0 Jul 23, 2009

The Plough

I have attached an interesting file on early plough history.

Started by Christine Gibbins

0 Jul 23, 2009

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