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by Tony Pratt
11 Aug 2019, 10:53
Forum: Agricultural history
Topic: Agriculture tool Identification ?
Replies: 2
Views: 11742

Re: Agriculture tool Identification ?

Hi, I don't think this will help much but for what it is worth I agree with Nutmeg, the dark line is, under high mag, behind the shaft of the tool, the left hand fork of the handle clearly goes across the darker mark. That these tools are hay rakes, or at least the one being held towards the middle ...
by Tony Pratt
24 Mar 2019, 21:51
Forum: Agricultural history
Topic: 18th Century Recipe Booklet - for cows
Replies: 9
Views: 13305

Re: 18th Century Recipe Booklet - for cows

Hi Kelly, I would be very interested in seeing a copy of the recipe book, it would be very relevant to my Winchester research on the nineteenth century Cattle Plague epidemic. Even if it doesn't specifically deal with Murrain, I am pretty sure early remedies are going to make an appearance in the th...
by Tony Pratt
26 Oct 2018, 13:26
Forum: Agricultural history
Topic: Cattle Plague / Rinderpest Memorials
Replies: 2
Views: 9211

Re: Cattle Plague / Rinderpest Memorials

Hi Nutmeg, Thank you very much, I hadn't found these, much appreciated. I recently found that the Mucclestone memorial has been moved, Hall (Hall, Sherwin A The Great Cattle Plague of 1865 Brit Vet Jour (1966). 122) noted that " This memorial stone still stands on a farm in Market Drayton, Shropshir...
by Tony Pratt
10 Oct 2018, 16:50
Forum: Agricultural history
Topic: Cattle Plague / Rinderpest Memorials
Replies: 2
Views: 9211

Cattle Plague / Rinderpest Memorials

According to Spinage "After the Plague was over 'a number of memorial stones and placques [sic] were erected around the country' [Spinage, C Cattle Plague:A History (New York, Springer, 2003), 192]. I know about, and have seen, the one at Water Eaton in NE Wiltshire and I am aware of two others, one...
by Tony Pratt
10 Oct 2018, 16:40
Forum: Agricultural history
Topic: Murrain
Replies: 10
Views: 32362

Re: Murrain

Hi Alan, Greenwood beat me to the post by about an hour lol. I was fascinated to see that your reference was to a farming diary from Wiltshire albeit in 1830. I am currently researching the 1865-7 Cattle Plague and farming diaries will, hopefully, form one of the information sources I can use. I had...