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Agriculture - Farming Activity
 
Boston, Wide Bargate
Boston, Wide Bargate
Boston, Wide Bargate

Wide Bargate was the heart of Boston's livestock fairs and markets until the second half of the twentieth century.

This picture from the Edwardian period shows pens full of sheep in the area close to the junction with Pen Street.

Postcard, 1915
Boston, livestock, sheep, fair,
Grange de Lings, Farmyard
Grange de Lings, Farmyard
Grange de Lings, Farmyard

This is a typical autumn or winter farmyard scene of corn (wheat or barley) threshing.

A traction engine is providing the power for the threshing machine or drum and also for the elevator lifting straw to the stack in the background.

No fewer than 13 men can be seen in the labour-intensive operation of converting sheaves into grain, straw and chaff.

In the foreground is a horse-drawn flat roller.

Undated photograph

Grange de Lings, farmyard, threshing, traction engine
Heighington, Clarke's Charity Farm
Heighington, Clarke's Charity Farm
Heighington, Clarke's Charity Farm

A view of the farmyard with the hay harvest coming home.

At this time there was a low hedge on the north side of the house enclosing a small garden.

In the early twentieth century the farm was in the tenancy of Mr Drakes.

Heighington, Clarke's Charity Farm, Drakes, Hay Harvest
Heighington, Sheep
Heighington, Sheep
Heighington, Sheep

Mr Edward Barkerís pedigree Lincolnshire Longwool sheep of Town End Farm.

The sheep are looking north in the field known as Moor Heads.

The houses face onto Park Lane. The field is part of The Parks which was enclosed as park land in the twelfth century.

Heighington, Longwool Sheep, Park Lane
Horncastle, Fatstock Market
Horncastle, Fatstock Market
Horncastle, Fatstock Market

Horncastle, in the centre of a large mixed farming area, has had a cattle market for centuries.

The fatstock market was held on the Wong adjoining South Street.

Most of the beast bought and sold were Lincoln Red cattle and Lincolnshire Longwool sheep.

Photograph, 1912

Horncastle, fatstock market