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Village Life and Labour : An Anthology - Cecil G. Hutchinson

Village Life and Labour

An Anthology

By: Cecil G. Hutchinson (Editor), Frank Chapman (Editor)

Paperback Published: 11th August 2011
ISBN: 9780521166331
Number Of Pages: 188

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Originally published in 1939, this volume attempts to capture some of the traditions of English rural life during a time of increasing agricultural mechanisation. Through descriptions gathered from a number of different authors, the reader is given the sense of rural communities as being held together by a shared understanding of these traditions, and of a shared heritage passed down through the generations. In separating the cultural life of villages from an increasingly rationalised system of production, modern farming techniques are seen as creating fundamental changes in this established existence. This fascinating book will be of value to anyone with an interest in British history and agricultural customs.

List of illustrations
Introduction and acknowledgements;
A farmer of the olden times
The 'gentleman' farmer a hundred years ago
Fleeceborough
Modern times
Cicely's dairy
Cowman and dairy
A winter morning
Corn-carting
Colt-breaking
The shearer
Rural technique
Scythes
Stacking
Harvesting in the old style
Gleaning
Hops
'Bottles' and mole-catching
Timber
A folk industry
The farm-waggon
Wind-mill repairs
Straw
The lace-makers
A list of country industries and a list of books
Glossary
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ISBN: 9780521166331
ISBN-10: 0521166330
Series: History Workshop
Audience: Professional
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 188
Published: 11th August 2011
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 20.3 x 12.7  x 1.1
Weight (kg): 0.21