1949 TO 1979

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This DVD, the third in the award winning 'Farming On Film' series, uses archive motion picture film from the 1940s to the 1970s, often taken by the farmers themselves, to show how farming responded to that call by introducing new machinery, techniques and marketing that reduced the need for man- and horse-power in the fields and on the farms.

Footage of the first post-war Royal Show in 1947, sets the scene for the changes that are to come. Early film material includes a traditional pig-killing, 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 in the right settings for their time.

Written and narrated by Alan Stennett.

DVD Info

Region: 2
Running Time: 55 minutes

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