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  • The Knackers' yard

    For years there used to be a Knackers' yard in the next village, it being within our parish, where all dead and rotting carcases were taken for disposal or collected by their open topped wooden sided cattle wagon with its hand cranked winch. The aroma of the rendering and grinding of bones wafted...
    Posted to Owd Fred's Blog (Weblog) by Owd Fred on Sun, May 1 2011
  • Cattle Droving

    At one time cattle were always driven to market; some times miles away in the local town, and nearly every house or cottage had a garden gate that could be shut as the cattle were herded by. Then from the market they were herded again to the slaughter house (although there was often a slaughter house...
    Posted to Owd Fred's Blog (Weblog) by Owd Fred on Tue, Dec 29 2009
  • The Cow Stall (1940’s)

    Each stall holds a pair of cows, left and right they learn, Once they know their own side, one word n' they discern, The Cow Stall gave way gradually to the cow cubicle starting around 1960, when the milking parlour changed milking for ever. In the village each of the nine farms had a dairy herd...
    Posted to Owd Fred's Blog (Weblog) by Owd Fred on Fri, Dec 4 2009
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