Agriculture & Farming

The Horseman

This interview took place many years ago and since then Mr Baldry has died. WISEArchive has attempted to trace the heirs, with no luck. If you have any information pertaining to this submission and its author please contact us.

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The Life of the Land (1940-1997)

John talks about his experiences working on the land before and after the Second World War including his extensive work in horticulture. I lived next door to a working farm and so I remember quite a lot of the old ways of Norfolk farming and my father being a nurseryman with glasshouses. I also know […]

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The Mechanised Farmer (2007)

I left school at the age of 14 and that was in the summer term and straight away I started with the corn harvest, that was working for my father. There was one tractor only at that time on the farm and several horses. At this harvest time, if my memory was right, I just […]

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The post office engineer – and the horses

My first job was before I’d left school. I started work when I was 11 year old on the farm as a ‘ho gee’ boy. In those days [late 1940s] agriculture was labour intensive and very much driven by horse power and during harvest time I had to lead the horses which were pulling the […]

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The Proud Land Girl (1945-1977)

Rita's Mum ran a Theatrical Boarding House where lots of music-hall favourites stayed in their early days. At the age of 18, in 1945, she joined the Land Army and enjoyed life with the other girls working on farms in the Lincolnshire area. Her favourite job was on a poultry farm. "l used to help […]

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Three Fakenham Sisters – Hazel & Diane (2007)

The story of three sisters who lived and worked on their family farm in Norfolk, during the Second World War. Interviewed by students from Fakenham College.  The Three Sisters –   Diane and Iris,       Diane and Hazel,       Hazel and Iris 

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Three Fakenham Sisters – Hazel & Iris (2007)

The story of three sisters who lived and worked on their family farm in Norfolk, during the Second World War. Interviewed by students from Fakenham College.  The Three Sisters –   Diane and Iris,       Diane and Hazel,       Hazel and Iris 

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Three Fakenham Sisters – Iris & Diane (2007)

The story of three sisters who lived and worked on their family farm in Norfolk, during the Second World War. Interviewed by students from Fakenham College.  The Three Sisters –   Diane and Iris,       Diane and Hazel,       Hazel and Iris 

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