Little Jimmy Horton, of Newick, Sussex, is only 4, but is already making himself
Little Jimmy Horton, of Newick, Sussex, is only 4, but is already making himself useful around his father's farm. He's been learning to milk for some time now and is fast reaching proficiency. The cows hold no terrors for him and he is quite at home with them all.
Picture shows: "Daisy", a favourite with Jimmy follows him docile into the milking said, with the bucket in one hand and a Sussex trug in the other, Jimmy looks every inch the expert "farmers boy"
22 August 1947
Oxen on a farm in Sussex The age of the beast is ascertained by the number of rings
Oxen on a farm in Sussex
The age of the beast is ascertained by the number of rings on its horn, this one has 14
22 April 1923
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Fish and Chips for women farm workers on a chilly March day 1948. The van is a converted
An enterprising ex Royal Naval Chief Steward has sunk his gratuity into a mobile fish and chip shop and now takes hot dinners to workers in the fields and villages around the Dartford rural area in Kent.
Once and twice a week he visits the various farms, each on a different day, but mainly between the lunch hours or just before. Workers in the fields now know that on a certain day or two days during the week they have no need to take bread and cheese or sandwiches for lunch - for there will be hot fish and chips.
The ex Naval Chief Steward's name is H C Macroy, and he now has three mobile shops working the Kent farms and villages.
This picture shows one of them, an old ex-government ambulance, serving farm workers on a farm near Wilmington, Kent.
March 17th 1948
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