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Farming Scenes




This page contains some assorted farming scenes from the village.
More pictures would be most welcome!

 

 

Hill Farm

Bertie Bumfrey and Prince c.1959 Bertie Bumfrey and friends above the Mill c.1959
Bertie Bumfrey and Prince c.1959
Bertie Bumfrey and friends above the Mill c.1959


Burtie Bumfrey chain harrowing c.1959 Bertie Bumfrey and Jonathan Neville c.1959
Burtie Bumfrey chain harrowing in the 16 acre field above the Mill c.1959
October 1959 with Hill Farm and thatched stacks in the background.
Bertie Bumfrey and Jonathan Neville.
Taken from an upper window in the Mill.


James Fowell, Peter Fowell and Medo at Hill Farm Binder Harvest c.1959
James Fowell, Peter Fowell and Medo at Hill Farm with Prince?
Harvesting by binder above the Mill c.1959
Terry Grand on tractor
Jonathan Neville seated on binder, Jim Bonham standing on binder, Derek Neville walking


Amos Hoolhouse at work in the milking parlour at Hill Farm in the early 60s Cows after milking at Hill Farm
Amos Hoolhouse at work in the milking parlour at
Hill Farm in the early 60s
Cows after milking at Hill Farm


Cows outside the Walpole Arms in the early 60s Cow Muck spreading Victor Hall
Cows outside the Walpole Arms in the early 60s
Victor Hall muck spreading


Ivan Thompson ploughing above Hill Farm Ivan Thompson Austin Fowell ploughing above Hill Farm
Ivan Thompson ploughing above Hill Farm
Austin Fowell ploughing above Hill Farm



Ivan Thompson Austin Fowell
Ivan Thompson carting sugarbeet on New Road
Austin Fowell carting sugarbeet on
New Road


Strawstack building at Hill Farm Thatch for the stacks at Hill Farm Ford Thames Trader
Strawstack building at Hill Farm
Thatch for the stacks at Hill Farm



White House Farm


White House Farm - March 1942 White House Farm - March 1942
White House Farm - March 1942
White House Farm - March 1942

Milking parlour at White House Farm - 1942 White House Farm dairy - October 1942
Milking parlour at White House Farm - 1942
White House Farm dairy - October 1942

We had to pump the water, and wash the buckets in the outlet pipe from the cooler.
Eileen Stone - 1941

According to a recording of my father talking for an oral history project in 2003, on leaving Plumpton Agricultural College in Sussex, Eileen Stone and Kay Denyer requested to go to an isolated farm. Their wish was to be as deep in the countryside as possible.

They were first billeted with Mr & Mrs Douglas who lived at 64 Woodgate, Blickling. It was so cold and damp in the beds that sometimes the girls slept in their mackintoshes. They used the tepid water from their hot water bottles to wash in, when there was ice on the washing water in the jug.

They were very relieved when a month later, a room was found for them to share in the farmhouse at White House Farm. It was a ground floor room, and they used to go in and out through the window rather than use the front door and go through the house!

Some of the men working on the farm made it hard for them at first, deliberately leaving things lying around for them to trip over etc, but the girls took everything in good part and were eventually accepted. Eileen remembered being told to go into the pen with the bull to brush his coat - which she did without hesitation. She wasn't one to give up easily and I think she impressed the men with her spirit.

Leigh Lawson - 31st December 2011

Billy ? ploughing Ester's field - November 1942 Taking milk to Blickling Mill - 1942
Billy ? ploughing Ester's field - November 1942
Taking milk to Blickling Mill - 1942

Collecting wood in Wolterton Park - November 1942
Collecting wood in Wolterton Park - November 1942

Extracts from diary of Eileen Speller née Stone on a nostalgic return visit to Itteringham in 1970, the year of their Silver Wedding:
Thursday 1 October
Drove to Aylsham - saw where we danced, then to Blickling Hall. Had drink at B. Arms. Walked through park back to B. Went by car to Ingworth turned left. Found small road back to White House Farm!! Marvellous! Lady took us in. Changed a lot.
Friday 2 October
Very cold wind. Went to Cromer. Tea at N. Walsham. Very nice unspoiled coastline G. Yarmouth all the way to Cromer. Not much traffic. Walked along beach at Horsey.
Saturday 3 October
Still rough. Went to Aylsham again & Itteringham. Had light lunch at Black Boys. Sat around in car reading at RAF Coltishall. Cold.

Nancy Lusher at the cow stalls - January 1943 Eileen Speller at the cow stalls - October 1970
Nancy Lusher at the cow stalls - January 1943
Eileen Speller née Stone at the cow stalls - October 1970

White House Farm stables - 1942 Eileen Speller née Stone at the stables - October 1970
White House Farm stables - 1942
Henry Todd in the foreground with a cart horse behind
Eileen Speller née Stone at the stables - October 1970


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