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From Corncrake to Combine - Memoirs of a Cheshire Farmer (Paperback, illustrated edition) Loot Price: R239
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From Corncrake to Combine - Memoirs of a Cheshire Farmer (Paperback, illustrated edition): Walter G. Wright

From Corncrake to Combine - Memoirs of a Cheshire Farmer (Paperback, illustrated edition)

Walter G. Wright; Edited by Ruth A. Symes

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This is an utterly charming history of life at Yew Tree Farm, North Cheshire, over the last eighty years. Beginning in the era when shire horses pulled the plough and country news passed from mouth to mouth at the blacksmith's forge, it explores a world and a way of life that has now vanished. Many readers will know Walter as a family man, farmer, councillor (and often counsellor), but this witty, shrewd and honest account shows a new side - a country writer in the same league as Cobbett, White and Herriot. These delightful tales travel through the war years, when prisoners of war from Dunham worked at the local farms and American trucks careered through Walter's fields, to the local 'hops' of the 1950s - you could always tell a farm girl by the mark her wellies made just below her knees - and through to the modern day, when the M6 and M56 motorways altered the shape and sound of the landscape forever. Illustrated with more than seventy photographs, full of memorable characters, from tramps, land girls and country vicars to Mrs Jones and her infamous swear box, and with sections on local institutions such as Chelford Market and Knutsford Young Farmers' Club (of which Walter has been a member for nearly sixty years), this book will delight anyone with an interest in life in the country as it used to be - and as it is today.

General

Imprint: The History Press Ltd
Country of origin: United Kingdom
Release date: 2008
First published: 2008
Authors: Walter G. Wright
Editors: Ruth A. Symes
Dimensions: 248 x 172 x 10mm (L x W x T)
Format: Paperback
Pages: 160
Edition: illustrated edition
ISBN-13: 978-0-7524-4653-0
Categories: Books > Language & Literature > Biography & autobiography
Books > Humanities > History
Books > Professional & Technical > Agriculture & farming
Books > Language & Literature > Biography & autobiography > General
Books > Humanities > History > History of specific subjects
Books > Professional & Technical > Agriculture & farming > General
Books > Humanities > History > History of specific subjects > Local history
Books > History > History of specific subjects
Books > History > History of specific subjects > Local history
Books > Biography > General
LSN: 0-7524-4653-3
Barcode: 9780752446530

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