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Among our family folklore is the tale of how during the war my family made hay on Newcastle racecourse – clearly in a way that I have never managed, despite numerous attempts over many years. Racing was suspended and the land was turned over for agricultural purposes to help the war effort. So my great grandfather, who farmed opposite the main gates, got the opportunity for some extra hay ground. See also: Good sense in short supply in Brexit debate […]