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Farming Collecting farming bygones and rural history has become very popular over the last few years...
» Old Farm Tools Links to the varied tool pages.
»» Hoes An interesting collection of old hoes.
»» Antique nail gun Probably the first nail gun invented.
»» Trewhella monkey winch Nice leaflet and facts on this winch.
»» Trewhella monkey jack Nice leaflet and facts on the monkey jack.
»» Meod strainer winch An old and rare straining winch.
»Farm work - Ploughing Some eighteenth century facts and pictures. Updated. A nice pic & discription of the breast-plough.
»» Farm work - Sowing Interesting stuff on crop sowing.
»»» Sowing and growing turnips Sowing and raising turnips in the early Eighteenth century. Very interesting.New page
»» Farm work - Various Very interesting page on gatemaking in the nineteenth century.
»» Manures - Marles A decent discription of marle, the forgotten manure.
»Animal health Some nice early animal health snippets.
»» Day's medicines and medicine chests Day's medicine chests and medicines.
»» Fields cattle oils Late 19th Century Fields medicines.
»» Veterinary aide memoire and receipt book. W. H. Ryves, Lt.-Colonel, Comdg. 8th Bengal Cavalry.
»» Animal health - Misc Interesting animal health misc. Updated
»Shepherding Early facts and pictures on shepherding and sheep.
»» shepherding - cont. Early facts and pictures on shepherding and sheep.
»» Counting sheep using the traditional Celtic numerals, Yan, Tahn, Tethera. Nice pics of old shepherd huts.
» Threshing machine A very interesting article concerning the invention dates of the threshing machine. Originally written in 2006.
Woodland Some 18th century snippets with pictures of perhaps some of the first instructions for hedge planting.
» woodland work - content being updated
Rural crafts Page being updated.
» Building a granary. A ventilating GRANARY for the preservation of corn in a state of rest. John Stevenson 1755
» Brick making - Beehive brick kiln. The Acton Scott brick kiln - Making bricks by hand.
» Building in the past Some great pictures and interesting content about buildings of the past.
» Trug making. Trug making info. Pics of a nice round trug.
» Baskets. Basketry information.
» Wheelwright. A fine description of waggon and wheel making- by Freda Derrick, 1945
» Gatemaking. Gatemaking article. Some facts about early gatemaking.
»» Gate hanging history. Hanging a gate in the 19th century. Very interesting article.
» Bee shelter. Amazing bee shelter seen at Hartpury.
» Artisans mensuration. Practical knowledge and pricing advice for the early nineteenth century artisan.
» 19c Cement making. Very interesting 1830s practical advice for the making of different cements. good pics of old concrete mixers
» Shooting. Shooting intro.
»» Guns. Some nice stuff on early guns and gunmakers. Updated Nice discription on duck guns from Peter Hawker 1826
»» Punt gunning. Early nineteenth century punt gunning and punts.
»» Shooting paraphernalia. Shooting equipment used in the early days.
» Cider making. Eighteenth century cider making instruction. Very interesting.
»» Cider making cont- The Reverend Mr George Turner's method of making cider. 1756.
»» Cider mill. Old cider mill and press.
»» A floor of malt 1840s act for maltsters. Updated
» Rural pictures. Mixed bag of rural interest.
» Whinberry picking. Not available. Page being updated.
» Enclosure (act) Inclosing Whitgreave. Enclosure act of 1773 for Whitgreave in the County of Staffordshire
» Inclosing whitgreave cont. Enclosure act of 1773 for Whitgreave.
» New imperial tables 1824 Few Acts of Parliament immediately interest so many individuals...
Gardening. Page being updated.
» Machinery Page being updated.
»» Howard 200 Manuals and info on the Howard 200.
»» Howard Bantam. Nice manuals and info on the Howard Bantam.
»»» Howard Bantam. User manual The user manual and lubrication chart for this grand rotavator.
»» Howard 350. Manuals and info on the Howard 350.
»» Howard Gem. Manuals and info on the Howard Gem.
»» Allen Scythe. Grass & hedge cutting manuals plus more for the Allen Scythe. Some very good content.
»»» Allen scythe manual. User manuals plus more for the Allen Scythe.
»»» Allen scythe engines. User manuals plus more for the Allen Scythe.
»»» Allen Scythe cutter units. Cutter bar configurations for the Allen Sythe.
Domestic Pictures of domestic history with discription.
» Cooking Interesting epicure history.
Book store. Lots of reading picked specially for Rural life, agriculture, old tools, rural crafts and lots more.
preserving rural bygones
All the pages listed below shall be continually updated and many more pages will be added.
Last updated on 17 October 2012