stooking corn 1940s© Anthony Wallace/Daily Mail /Rex/Shutterstock
Good news that the Science Museum is to update its agricultural exhibit – no one wants to see a high-tech industry portrayed by a 1950s combine and people hoeing fields. By coincidence, I’ve been reading a book by John Stuart Collis, who at the outbreak of the Second World War volunteered to do farm work rather than military service. In The Worm Forgives the Plough, Collis looks back to when the tractor, combine and machine milking were coming in, but […]