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Courtesy of
The late Grace Norton
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Ted and Philip Norton at Malthouse Farm on a hay-cart being pulled by Jumbo their horse.

 

Courtesy of
Jerry Hipperson
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Billy Turner (centre) born William Turner in 1889 at East Tuddenham son of Dennis Turner (1863) and his wife Lucretia Leeds Lincoln (1860) they married in 1888. Billy was aged 22 when this picture was taken, giving it a date of 1910-11

 

Courtesy of
The late Russell Smith
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Relaxing during harvest - Mr Webster is on the right: This appears to be Charles Webster born 1885 at Mattishall son of Alfred Webster and his wife Amelia Smith. The youngsters on the cart are unknown. Can you name them?
The young man on the left is believed to be the son of Charles (1885), Charles Webster (1912) who also appears in the picture below.

 

Courtesy of
Yvonne Rautenbach
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Charles Webster (1912) is standing at the steering wheel but from his dress this was not his day job. Any ideas who the other men are?

 
Courtesy of
Yvonne Rautenbach
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An earlier picture of Charles Webster (1885) this was when chopping out the weeds between the crops was always carried out by hand.
 

Courtesy of
Bob Curson
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Cornstacks were a common sight then, building them was a work of art and in the early days they were built by hand.

 

Courtesy of
Bob Curson
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Then came machinary.

 

Courtesy of
The late Ruth Fisher
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Another harvest group including the young boys who could have brought in the liquid refreshment. Do anyone have any idea where this picture was taken or better still put names to any of the faces?

 

Courtesy of
The late Ruth Fisher
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Money was very tight after the war so nothing was ever thrown away, for one day it could come in useful for something. People were always scheming of ways of saving money just to get a job done and the final results that they came up with might seem a little bazaar to us today as in this picture. This Double Decker was purchased by Russell Fisher (1904) and put on a field at South Green Farm. Russell said they invested in a bus as the wooden fowl-houses were "such a terrible price" Another bus also appeared in Mattishall at the property of Jack Drew who was a well known Dealer. Jack can be seen on the 'Dereham Road West' page. Jack was using the upper deck as an apple store with furniture below. The picture above is dated 1949 and shows Mrs Edith Emma Fisher nee Horne (1900) feeding her chickens.

 

Courtesy of
Iris Coe
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During the First World War there was a shortage of men so ladies took their place. They were called 'Land Army Girls' The land girls uniform was free and consisted of a smock, breeches, boots, leggings, jersey, mackintosh and a hat. Her pay was 18/- or more a week, whereas before the war a male agricultural worker got 14/-. The girls spent six weeks training at an agricultural center or farm and then joined their ‘section’. Not sure where this picture was taken.

 
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