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Milking in the fields – part 2

Tuesday 31 July, 2018, by Karen Griffiths

We discussed the evidence we have for who  and where people were milking their cows before the advent of mechanised milking parlours in a previous blog post called Milking in the Fields. We have just received a fantastic series of photographs of farmers in Wensleydale doing just that. They were collected by local historian Ann Holubecki and date from probably the 1920s  through to the 1960s. Notice that they all milk from the right hand side of the cow? We also really like the little corrugated iron shelter used by Colin Horner, it will be interesting to see if we can spot the remains of any of these field shelters today.

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Karen Griffiths

Interpretation Officer for the Yorkshire Dales National Park Authority


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