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Farming and Families Exhibition 1600-2011

   

The exhibition in Radley Village Hall on 16-17 July 2011 told the story of Radley's farms and families, past and present. Radley once had at least 17 farms, now it has just two – Peach Croft Farm and Lower Farm. The Club's new book, Radley Farms and Families 1600-2011, charts the story of Radley's farms and families over more than four centuries.

The displays featured material from the Club archives on various farms (Walsh's, Minchin's, Wick, Pumney, Neat Home, Peach Croft, Park End, Church, Sugworth, Gooseacre, Home, Thrupp), the Stonhouse family, Radley people, farmhouses in the village, farming methods through the ages and aerial photographs of Radley. Rita and Brian Ford brought along many of their collection of agricultural implements and memorabilia.

Over 300 people visited the exhibition during the course of the two days.
"A very interesting exhibition which has brought back some lovely memories"
"Very professional - an excellent farming history"

Straw-covered barrow with farming implements
Gooseacre Farm Church Farm Home Farm
Display on Gooseacre Farm Display on Church Farm Display on Home Farm
Corn grinder Assorted agricultural tools Horse brasses
Corn grinder Farm implements Horse brasses
Smock
Homewoods of Peach Croft Farm
Frearson family of Lower Farm
Smock Homewood family Frearson family
Milk production
Milk production
Pride of Berkshire
Ploughing match
Thatcher family
Pride of Berkshire
Ploughing match
Thatcher family

 

 

 

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