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.

Wessex Saddleback sows being driven through the Square in the 1960s

Five heavily pregnant Wessex Saddleback sows being driven through the Square in the 1960s, notice the man in front is carrying a bucket and broom to ensure that the road is kept clean! Lloyds Bank on the left was still operational, this was before Egypt House, (centre right) was demolished to provide a village car park.

Haymaking Scene at Mackham Farm

Haymaking Scene at Mackham Farm A field of hay being dried and gathered with hand held rakes. The weather was obviously catchy

The final evacuation paperwork

This is the final copy of the farmers, their waggons and carts, the oxen and horses to pull them, and the drivers of the waggons and carts.

Evacuation paper work

These are the working papers detailing the farmers and their waggons and carts together with the names of those who will be evacuated in each vehicle.