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North Mymms Pictures From The Past

Chapter Nine - Farming

Ben King Jack Honour
Ben King, contractor with his hay sweep working at Bell Bar 1920.
Jack Honour ploughing September 1914.
Potterells Farmhouse Crawford's (Potterells Farm)
Potterells Farmhouse, Station Road (rear view) in April 1974. It changed very little over the years. The cream coloured rose bush was Alice Crawford's pride and joy. In some years, when it had an abundance of bloom, she would call in a local photographer to record it.
Crawford's (Potterells Farm) September 1966. After being threshed in the combined harvester, the corn was brought in by tractor to be transported by the Archimedes Screw into the silo for drying and storage.
Bringing in the harvest Rookery junction
Bringing in the harvest on Potterells farm September 1958. Diane Crawford (daughter of Alice Crawford owner of the farm) is driving the tractor an International Power Major with Hugh Crawford (no relation) the farm manager.
Collecting the hay bales, Potterells Farm, Bulls Lane, September 1969.
Mr & Mrs Honour Moffats Farmhouse
Mr & Mrs Honour at Moffats Farmhouse on their wedding day.
Moffats Farmhouse, Moffats Lane c1900. This was renovated and is now a private residence. Moffats Farm, which covered 300 acres, was farmed by Charles Honour and his three sons.<


North Mymms Pictures From The Past - Index
Chapter One - Welham Green
Chapter Two - Transport
Chapter Three - North Mymms Park
Chapter Four- Water End
Chapter Five - Public Houses
Chapter Six - Brookmans Park
Chapter Seven - Landmarks
Chapter Eight - Little Heath
Chapter Nine - Farming
Chapter Ten - Bell Bar
Chapter Eleven - People of North Mymms
Chapter Twelve - Marshmoor

Note: ‘North Mymms Pictures From The Past’ is a collection of more than 100 old photographs compiled by the North Mymms Local History Society and published in a new book in October 2002. The society says it is indebted to the following for the use of their photographs. The late Hugh Baddeley and Joan Baddeley, Lilian Caras, the late Pat Clarke, the late Dick and Dorothy Colville, Paul Jiggens, Bill Killick, Ron Kingdon, Joan Knight, Frank H. Meads, Bill Nott, the late George Knott, Margaret A Palmer, Colling Turner, Ron Warner, Ken Wright and the North Mymms Cricket Club. The 62-page book was sold out six weeks after being published.

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