Duration: 55 minutes
First Pasture Price: £15.49
Status: In Stock
Farming on Film 1947-1979 is the third in a series of bygone farming dvd compilations which were filmed on real farms by farmers in the decades following the Second World War.
This dvd uses archive footage to illustrate the massive changes that took place on the farm since the war with the introduction of new machinery, techniques and marketing, thus reducing the need for man and horse-power in the fields and on the farms.
Rare archive coverage of the first post-war Royal Show in 1947 sets the scene for the changes that are to come. Other early footage featured in this dvd includes teaching farming techniques to 1950s schoolboys, potato planting by hand and early sugar beet lifting machinery.
The modernisation of green pea harvesting and beet and potato production, the change from extensive to intensive livestock production and innovations in material handling are all covered by films that show historic machinery hard at work.
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