Old Photographs: Farming

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harvest time in Holt

 

Building haystacks near the J & T Beaven leather works in Holt.

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Tithe Barn, Barton Farm, wagonAn old farm horse-drawn wagon on display in the Tithe Barn, Barton Farm, probably in the 1950s. A collection of old farm equipment had built up in the barn, but was later dispersed. Another such collection occupied part of the barn in the 1990s, but none of the articles was local and it moved to another location.

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.Haymaking, Trowbridge Road, Bradford

Another haymaking scene, this time in a field off Trowbridge Road, where Fitzmaurice Junior School now stands. The Uncles engineering works used the field to demonstrate machinery.

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Berkley Uncles' trade stand

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The trade stand of agricultural engineers Berkley Uncles & Sons, probably at the Frome Cheese Show.

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Berkley James Uncles and tractor .

Berkley James Uncles with a David Brown tractor for sale for £475 at an agricultural show in the 1950s.

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Upper Bearfield Farm, 1990s.

The yard and barns of Upper Bearfield Farm, Ashley Road, Bradford; the farmhouse is in the background, on the other side of the road. The photo was taken in the 1990s, before the farmyard was demolished and developed as the housing estate called The Old Batch.

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Barton Farm, Bradford

Barton Farm in the early part of the 20th century when it was still a working farm. Two of the medieval buildings of the complex can be seen: the Granary on the left and huge Tithe Barn in the background. There are many more trees on the hill behind today.

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Geese at Barton Farm, BradfordGeese in the yard of Barton Farm in Bradford in a photograph that was taken in about 1900. The Granary and the Tithe Barn are in the background.

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Mushrooms growing in Poulton QuarryGrowing of mushrooms underground in old worked-out stone quarries took place in Bradford and in Westwood. The last mushroom farm, at Bethel Quarry, Frome Road closed in 2011.

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