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Farming - Pictures From The Past

NORTH MYMMS PICTURES FROM THE PAST


Photograph of Jack Honour ploughing September 1914
Jack Honour ploughing September 1914

Farming


This is one of a dozen sections from North Mymms Pictures From The Past, a book published in 2002 by the former North Mymms Local History Society, featuring more than 100 old photographs of the parish. The majority of the photographs are on the Images Of North Mymms collection of CDs. To access all sections, please scroll down to the index at the foot of this page.

Moffats Farmhouse, Moffats Lane c1900
This was renovated and is now a private residence
Moffats Farm, which covered 300 acres, was farmed by Charles Honour and his three sons
Photograph of Mr & Mrs Honour at Moffats Farmhouse on their wedding day
Mr & Mrs Honour at Moffats Farmhouse on their wedding day


Photograph of Ben King, contractor with his hay sweep working at Bell Bar 1920
Ben King, contractor with his hay sweep working at Bell Bar 1920


Potterells Farmhouse, Station Road (rear view) in April 1974 - it changed very little over the years.
The cream coloured rose bush was Alice Crawford's pride and joy.
In some years, when it was in bloom, she would call in a local photographer to record it.


Crawford's (Potterells Farm) September 1966
After being threshed in the combined harvester, the corn was brought in by tractor to be transported
by the Archimedes Screw into the silo for drying and storage


Bringing in the harvest on Potterells farm September 1958
Diane Crawford (daughter of Alice Crawford owner of the farm) is driving the tractor
an International Power Major with Hugh Crawford (no relation) the farm manager.


Photograph of Collecting the hay bales, Potterells Farm, Bulls Lane, September 1969
Collecting the hay bales, Potterells Farm, Bulls Lane, September 1969




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