Our heritage

Over the coming weeks we will be compiling a collection of photos from our album of past and present Farrington Farmers at Bottom Farm, Northamptonshire.  Feel free to share them.

1940s

Enjoying a rest.  Duncan's Great Uncle, Lance Farrington (on the right) next to Duncan's Grandfather, Fredrick Farrington.

1940s

Ridging up the soil in preparation for planting potatoes.

1940s

"Separating the wheat from the chaff."  Duncan's great Grandfather, George Farrington taking the wheat back to the threshing barn where the wheat seed would be threshed from the straw.


1940s

Harvesting wheat with binder machines leaving the complete seed and straw in sheaves before being taken away to thresh at a later date.

1940s

Duncan's Great Uncle, Walter Hawes hoeing weeds between young potato plants.

1940s

Feeding the pigs.

1940s

Milking the cows, sitting on traditional three legged milking stool.

1940s

Sacks of threshed wheat ready to go to Whitworths flour mill at Wellingborough.  Everything was man handled, with a sack of beans 18 stones (114Kg).

1940s

Italian prisoners of war working on the farm. Tractors were a little more simple than today - and a lot less comfortable before Mr Dunlop invented the pneumatic tyre!

1940s

Cutting and laying a hedge to keep it stock proof.

1940s

Walter Hawes planting potatoes.

1990

Robert and Duncan Farrington harvesting Linseed around 1990.