Agriculture 1750-1900

“Agriculture in England from 1750 to 1900 with particular reference to the Inclosure of Great Chesterford, Essex”, by Christine J Carver, Hockerill College, Bishop’s Stortford. (Typed thesis)

Turner, Walter

Photograph of Mr Walter Turner owner of Turner’s Farm at the top of the High Street, next to the Plough. He was a staunch Christian and member of the Salvation Army. He disliked the Church and supported the new non-conformist Congregational Chapel on Carmel...

Turner’s Farmhouse

Early 20th century photograph of Turner’s Farm at the top of the High Street, now demolished and a private house. The building beyond the farmhouse is The Plough. Mr Turner used shire horses for many years, stabling them in a barn next to the Shieling.

Mill Farm Labour Account Book

Mill Farm Labour Account Book for 1940 containing the names of the farm workers and the type of work done to earn their wages. On 5th April 1940 they had a wage increase of 1/6 per week. One of the better paid was H Squirrel who earned £2.5.6 a week in April, rising...

Mill Farm

Mid 1900s photo of Mr Dyball of Mill Farm at work on his tractor in the field just off Walden Road. The farmhouse can be seen top left and the row of cottages and farm buildings have not yet been demolished. The farmhouse became a private property called Two...