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by rwhoyle
08 Sep 2020, 11:27
Forum: Agricultural history
Topic: Low grain prices and growth of brewing and distilling
Replies: 2
Views: 9610

Re: Low grain prices and growth of brewing and distilling

Dear Professor Stampfer, Webweaver has pointed out to me that no one has answered your query, which is a good one, and so like a fool I will plunge in. I am a little handicapped in that I am on holiday and so have no access to my books, so I could perhaps add more to this when I get home. I fear tha...
by rwhoyle
17 Jul 2020, 12:09
Forum: Agricultural history
Topic: BAHS winter conference 1970
Replies: 3
Views: 8797

Re: BAHS winter conference 1970

I think that the interest in pests might reflect George Ordish, who was long gone before I was involved in the Society but I think I am right in saying was in the pest control business - perhaps totally misrecollected, but fruit tree sprays comes to mind. Ted Collins may well know.
by rwhoyle
16 Jul 2020, 08:58
Forum: Agricultural history
Topic: Co-operative involvement in British meat processing
Replies: 2
Views: 5889

Re: Co-operative involvement in British meat processing

I am afraid that I am not sure that the book you are hoping for exists. The whole area is, to the best of my knowledge, unexplored, so it is into the grey literature. You might find something of use in a report of 1964: Committee of inquiry into fatstock and carcase meat marketing and distribution c...
by rwhoyle
09 Jul 2020, 18:00
Forum: Agricultural history
Topic: What are some street/road names that denote agricultural history?
Replies: 2
Views: 6638

Re: What are some street/road names that denote agricultural history?

Leave open the possibility that it derives from a surname.

Richard
by rwhoyle
15 Jun 2020, 15:54
Forum: Agricultural history
Topic: Edward VII, Pheasants and a despairing farmer
Replies: 2
Views: 5875

Re: Edward VII, Pheasants and a despairing farmer

At last! An easy question on the forum! The lady in question is Louisa/Louise Cresswell who published an autobiography (which it is claimed the estate tried to buy all of the copies of). She published as Mrs Gerard Cresswell, Eighteen years on the Sandringham estate (1887). The most recent account i...
by rwhoyle
22 May 2020, 08:02
Forum: Agricultural history
Topic: Agriculture in Surrey at the turn of the nineteenth century
Replies: 5
Views: 10985

Re: Agriculture in Surrey at the turn of the nineteenth century

Jane Roberts: see what you can find on www.bookfinder.com (which you might already have done).
by rwhoyle
19 May 2020, 23:07
Forum: Agricultural history
Topic: Agriculture in Surrey at the turn of the nineteenth century
Replies: 5
Views: 10985

Re: Agriculture in Surrey at the turn of the nineteenth century

To add to Alan’s suggestion: You also want to see the second General View of Surrey by Stevenson. Unfortunately we don’t have this on LIBRAL, nor do we have a copy to scan. Can anyone help by lending us one? Otherwise you may well find it on Google books or Archive.org. I have two other suggestions....
by rwhoyle
03 Feb 2020, 16:00
Forum: Agricultural history
Topic: Pilgrim Fathers - Seeds
Replies: 2
Views: 11124

Re: Pilgrim Fathers - Seeds

I am not sure that I can really advise on this in the depth that you wish. The question seems to break down into several parts. i. I think that the food on board would have been pretty thin stuff: bread, biscuit, cheese, weevils. I would doubt if there was anything on board to be eaten that was fres...
by rwhoyle
18 Sep 2019, 20:55
Forum: Agricultural history
Topic: Livestock survey 1866
Replies: 3
Views: 15508

Re: Livestock survey 1866

National Archives MAF 68. These are the analysis sheets prepared from the original census forms. They give the statistics for each census parish. I will send you some photos so you can see what you are up against.
Richard
by rwhoyle
28 Aug 2019, 21:45
Forum: Agricultural history
Topic: The Land Utilisation Survey of Britain ed L. D. Stamp
Replies: 2
Views: 12467

Re: The Land Utilisation Survey of Britain ed L. D. Stamp

I agree, but due diligence has to be done in case someone is out there and proves to be difficult when they discover what we have done.

BTW, I am not sure that Americans talk of bottoms in quite the way you mention. I think the word is [type of donkey]!