Mackham Farm

A typical farmyard scene at Mackham, two farmers, Gilbert Forbear in the waistcoat and a friend watch the scene with knowing interest. All the requirements for such a farmyard are here, the henhouse and some hens, a dung heap with a winter’s accumulation of dung, three sows eating from their troughs and all of it outside the back door of the farmhouse.

Mr Hill turning a field full of hay.

Mr. Bert Hill driving his 3 wheeled, almost unique, Allis-Chalmers tractor, turning a field of hay with an Acrobat haymaking machine. The tractor was in use on Churchill’s Farm for many years. It has been restored and is still in Hemyock and is taken to many agricultural shows.

Two cart horses in Hemyock Square

Two cart horses in the Square. The man on the horse is riding in the normal sideways fashion as carthorses had backs too wide to straddle.

Hay ready for transport.

A full load of hay, it just needs the sides to be raked down before being hauled to the hay rick at the farm. The photograph (c.1920) was taken in an area that is now the Eastlands Estate

Cissie Gunn Haymaking

Haymaking scene featuring Cissie Gunn- enjoying a mug of cider from the wicker covered ferkin.

Haymaking at Churchill’s farm.

Haymaking scene on Churchill’s farm, (where Prowses is now), the hay can be seen in rows behind the wagon. Note the wagon rope hanging down from the rear lade, this will be used to rope the load down when it is full of hay.

Hemyock Cattle Market

Hemyock Cattle Market was held behind the Catherine Wheel (the present name of the pub). The cattle are penned in by mobile wooden hurdles. Later the market had metal railed pens.

Wheat field being harvested at Churchill’s Farm. 1923

A field of wheat being harvested at Churchill’s Farm c.1923. Some of the sheaves are already stooked, notice how tall the straw is. Pictured are- adults L to R. Bill Granger, Bob Lowman. George Salter, Jane Clapp, Jack Granger. Children L to R Jack Granger, Winnie Smith and Cissie Granger.

Red Devon cattle in Hemyock square

Some Red Devon cattle with horns in the Square. Two shops can be seen on the right, Mr. Carricks, and Miss Hides, the thatch cottages behind the Pump were burnt down, the Blacksmiths shop is on the left.