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Acton Scott Historic Working Farm

This is a farm conserving the working environment as near as practical to how a model farm was run towards the end of the C19th, complete with local breeds and machinery (from threshing machines down to mousetraps). The only H&S notice I saw was knocked over, below the forge in use by the blacksmith and you are encouraged to mix with the animals to the greatest practical extent. Nothing twee or prissy in sight.

Only suggest it is not too good an idea to around in a rush with a party of 30 people. Its worth an all day visit
Acton Scott Hall
Acton Scott Hall
The farm yard
The farm yard
Alice, chairlady of welcoming committee
Alice, chairlady of welcoming committee
other members of the welcome committee (when not too busy pulling at mum)
other members of the welcome committee (when not too busy pulling at mum)
 a great life - for a short time
a great life - for a short time
whose a softie?
whose a softie?
brick kiln
brick kiln
threshing box
threshing box
oi know a fine wench when I sees un
oi know a fine wench when I sees un
Tamworth weener
Tamworth weener
Tamworth sow
Tamworth sow
something different
something different
Tuesday morning
Tuesday morning
the bellows - 1 of a series on the forge
the bellows - 1 of a series on the forge
farrier chart & tool rack  - 2 of a series on the forge
farrier chart & tool rack - 2 of a series on the forge
getting it hot  - 3 of a series on the forge
getting it hot - 3 of a series on the forge
ducks and geese
ducks and geese
spinning wheel and ?
spinning wheel and ?
weaving loom
weaving loom
grazing together
grazing together
Gloucester Old Spot
Gloucester Old Spot
wherever 3 or 4 ducks are gathered together...
wherever 3 or 4 ducks are gathered together...
Goodbye from Alice
Goodbye from Alice
Tail piece - a barrow of wurzels
Tail piece - a barrow of wurzels