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Ron Scott gathered a large collection of copies of old photographs on a variety of subjects. Most were local views of Hungerford.

This is his collection of 96 copies of photographs showing old farming ways. Many of them were taken on local farms including Radley, Littlecote and Oakhill. Most are undated. For some there are interesting notes of the animals, people or machinery involved. A great insight into lost country ways.

Photo Gallery:

RSFARM001 Radle...
RSFARM001 Radley Farm (TW Gore) RSFARM001 Radley Farm (TW Gore)
RSFARM002 Hayma...
RSFARM002 Haymaking at Knighton Farm (TW Gore) RSFARM002 Haymaking at Knighton Farm (TW Gore)
RSFARM003 Sowin...
RSFARM003 Sowing on Radley Farm (TW Gore) RSFARM003 Sowing on Radley Farm (TW Gore)
RSFARM004 Sowin...
RSFARM004 Sowing on Radley Farm (TW Gore) RSFARM004 Sowing on Radley Farm (TW Gore)
RSFARM005 Ivor ...
RSFARM005 Ivor and Trevor Gore at Radley Farm (TW Gore) RSFARM005 Ivor and Trevor Gore at Radley Farm (TW Gore)
RSFARM006 Apply...
RSFARM006 Applying fertilizer at Radley Farm (TW Gore) RSFARM006 Applying fertilizer at Radley Farm (TW Gore)
RSFARM007 Apply...
RSFARM007 Applying fertilizer at Radley Farm (TW Gore) RSFARM007 Applying fertilizer at Radley Farm (TW Gore)
RSFARM008 Apply...
RSFARM008 Applying fertilizer at Radley Farm (TW Gore) RSFARM008 Applying fertilizer at Radley Farm (TW Gore)
RSFARM009 Radle...
RSFARM009 Radley Farm (TW Gore) RSFARM009 Radley Farm (TW Gore)
RSFARM010 Radle...
RSFARM010 Radley Farm (TW Gore) RSFARM010 Radley Farm (TW Gore)
RSFARM011 Lewin...
RSFARM011 Lewington's horses RSFARM011 Lewington's horses
RSFARM012 Carni...
RSFARM012 Carnival Queen's carriage - Bob Lewington with Jill an RSFARM012 Carnival Queen's carriage - Bob Lewington with Jill an
RSFARM013 One o...
RSFARM013 One of Lewington's mares with her foal RSFARM013 One of Lewington's mares with her foal
RSFARM014 One o...
RSFARM014 One of Lewington's mares with her foal RSFARM014 One of Lewington's mares with her foal
RSFARM015 Oakhi...
RSFARM015 Oakhill Farm (E King) RSFARM015 Oakhill Farm (E King)
RSFARM016 Oakhi...
RSFARM016 Oakhill Farm (E King) RSFARM016 Oakhill Farm (E King)
RSFARM017 Oakhi...
RSFARM017 Oakhill Farm (E King) RSFARM017 Oakhill Farm (E King)
RSFARM018 Manor...
RSFARM018 Manor Farm, Little Bedwyn (SW Farmer Ltd), silage har RSFARM018 Manor Farm, Little Bedwyn (SW Farmer Ltd), silage har
RSFARM019 Harve...
RSFARM019 Harvesting at Hopgrass Farm, 1948-48 RSFARM019 Harvesting at Hopgrass Farm, 1948-48
RSFARM020 Harve...
RSFARM020 Harvesting at Hopgrass Farm, 1948-48 RSFARM020 Harvesting at Hopgrass Farm, 1948-48
RSFARM021 Ploug...
RSFARM021 Ploughing at Eastbury RSFARM021 Ploughing at Eastbury
RSFARM022 Ploug...
RSFARM022 Ploughing at Eastbury RSFARM022 Ploughing at Eastbury
RSFARM023 Mrs H...
RSFARM023 Mrs Heavens in ploughing match, WWII RSFARM023 Mrs Heavens in ploughing match, WWII
RSFARM024 Unkno...
RSFARM024 Unknown ploughman [A Parsons] RSFARM024 Unknown ploughman [A Parsons]
RSFARM025 Len G...
RSFARM025 Len Greenaway with the manure cart, 1930s RSFARM025 Len Greenaway with the manure cart, 1930s
RSFARM026 One o...
RSFARM026 One of many Littlecote shires, 1938 RSFARM026 One of many Littlecote shires, 1938
RSFARM027 One o...
RSFARM027 One of many Littlecote shires, held by Cecil Brown, F RSFARM027 One of many Littlecote shires, held by Cecil Brown, F
RSFARM028 One o...
RSFARM028 One of many Littlecote shires, held by Sammy Earle, 1 RSFARM028 One of many Littlecote shires, held by Sammy Earle, 1
RSFARM029 One o...
RSFARM029 One of many Littlecote shires, 1938 RSFARM029 One of many Littlecote shires, 1938
RSFARM030 One o...
RSFARM030 One of many Littlecote shires, held by Sammy Earle, 1 RSFARM030 One of many Littlecote shires, held by Sammy Earle, 1
RSFARM031 One o...
RSFARM031 One of many Littlecote shires, 1938 RSFARM031 One of many Littlecote shires, 1938
RSFARM032 One o...
RSFARM032 One of many Littlecote shires, held by Sammy Earle, 1 RSFARM032 One of many Littlecote shires, held by Sammy Earle, 1
RSFARM033 'Clov...
RSFARM033 'Clover', one of many Littlecote shires, 1938 RSFARM033 'Clover', one of many Littlecote shires, 1938
RSFARM033 One o...
RSFARM033 One of many Littlecote shires, held by Charlie Milden RSFARM033 One of many Littlecote shires, held by Charlie Milden
RSFARM034 Littl...
RSFARM034 Littlecote Estate ploughmen and horses lunch break, 1 RSFARM034 Littlecote Estate ploughmen and horses lunch break, 1
RSFARM035 Oakhi...
RSFARM035 Oakhill Farm, Froxfield, c1966 RSFARM035 Oakhill Farm, Froxfield, c1966
RSFARM036 Worki...
RSFARM036 Working with the Forestry Commission early in WWII, 1 RSFARM036 Working with the Forestry Commission early in WWII, 1
RSFARM037 Corn ...
RSFARM037 Corn rick on wagon, 1930 RSFARM037 Corn rick on wagon, 1930
RSFARM038 Corn ...
RSFARM038 Corn rick on wagon, 1930 RSFARM038 Corn rick on wagon, 1930
RSFARM039 Ploug...
RSFARM039 Ploughing engines, thought to be at Little Bedwyn RSFARM039 Ploughing engines, thought to be at Little Bedwyn
RSFARM040 Ploug...
RSFARM040 Ploughing engines, thought to be at Little Bedwyn RSFARM040 Ploughing engines, thought to be at Little Bedwyn
RSFARM041 Harve...
RSFARM041 Harvesting at Froxfield Manor Farm, 1955 RSFARM041 Harvesting at Froxfield Manor Farm, 1955
RSFARM042 Harve...
RSFARM042 Harvesting at Froxfield Manor Farm, 1955 RSFARM042 Harvesting at Froxfield Manor Farm, 1955
RSFARM043 Harve...
RSFARM043 Harvesting at Froxfield Manor Farm, 1955 RSFARM043 Harvesting at Froxfield Manor Farm, 1955
RSFARM044 Thres...
RSFARM044 Threshing on land where Atherton Crescent is now, 190 RSFARM044 Threshing on land where Atherton Crescent is now, 190
RSFARM045 Wheat...
RSFARM045 Wheat harvest on Littlecote Estate, 1930s RSFARM045 Wheat harvest on Littlecote Estate, 1930s
RSFARM046 Wheat...
RSFARM046 Wheat harvest on Littlecote Estate, 1930s RSFARM046 Wheat harvest on Littlecote Estate, 1930s
RSFARM047 Norma...
RSFARM047 Norman Day at Whittonditch Farm RSFARM047 Norman Day at Whittonditch Farm
RSFARM048 Day's...
RSFARM048 Day's Dairy milk float in Ramsbury RSFARM048 Day's Dairy milk float in Ramsbury
RSFARM049 Ploug...
RSFARM049 Ploughing on Norman Day's farm, Marriage Hill RSFARM049 Ploughing on Norman Day's farm, Marriage Hill
RSFARM050 Horse...
RSFARM050 Horses on Common Port Down RSFARM050 Horses on Common Port Down
RSFARM051 Tract...
RSFARM051 Tractor mowing RSFARM051 Tractor mowing
RSFARM052 Ploug...
RSFARM052 Ploughing RSFARM052 Ploughing
RSFARM053 Harro...
RSFARM053 Harrowing RSFARM053 Harrowing
RSFARM054 Takin...
RSFARM054 Taking a rest RSFARM054 Taking a rest
RSFARM055 On th...
RSFARM055 On the way home RSFARM055 On the way home
RSFARM056 On th...
RSFARM056 On the downs RSFARM056 On the downs
RSFARM057 Ploug...
RSFARM057 Ploughing and the hunt RSFARM057 Ploughing and the hunt
RSFARM058 On th...
RSFARM058 On the canal RSFARM058 On the canal
RSFARM059 Hayma...
RSFARM059 Haymaking RSFARM059 Haymaking
RSFARM060 Turni...
RSFARM060 Turning the hay RSFARM060 Turning the hay
RSFARM061 Build...
RSFARM061 Building the rick RSFARM061 Building the rick
RSFARM062 Takin...
RSFARM062 Taking a break RSFARM062 Taking a break
RSFARM063 Gathe...
RSFARM063 Gathering the hay RSFARM063 Gathering the hay
RSFARM064 Thatc...
RSFARM064 Thatching the rick RSFARM064 Thatching the rick
RSFARM065 Winte...
RSFARM065 Winter fodder RSFARM065 Winter fodder
RSFARM066 Harve...
RSFARM066 Harvest RSFARM066 Harvest
RSFARM067 Hard ...
RSFARM067 Hard at work threshing RSFARM067 Hard at work threshing
RSFARM068 Shift...
RSFARM068 Shift them sheep RSFARM068 Shift them sheep
RSFARM069 Sheep...
RSFARM069 Sheep galore RSFARM069 Sheep galore
RSFARM070 Winte...
RSFARM070 Winter treat for the cattle RSFARM070 Winter treat for the cattle
RSFARM071 Ploug...
RSFARM071 Ploughing with a team of three RSFARM071 Ploughing with a team of three
RSFARM072 Gathe...
RSFARM072 Gathering the hay RSFARM072 Gathering the hay
RSFARM073 Sprea...
RSFARM073 Spreading some muck RSFARM073 Spreading some muck
RSFARM074 Keepi...
RSFARM074 Keeping to the straight and narrow RSFARM074 Keeping to the straight and narrow
RSFARM075 End o...
RSFARM075 End of the day RSFARM075 End of the day
RSFARM076 Build...
RSFARM076 Building the rick RSFARM076 Building the rick
RSFARM077 Ploug...
RSFARM077 Ploughing with a team of three RSFARM077 Ploughing with a team of three
RSFARM078 A wel...
RSFARM078 A well-earned drink RSFARM078 A well-earned drink
RSFARM079 Shoei...
RSFARM079 Shoeing RSFARM079 Shoeing
RSFARM080 Harve...
RSFARM080 Harvesting RSFARM080 Harvesting
RSFARM081 Enjoy...
RSFARM081 Enjoying the fodder RSFARM081 Enjoying the fodder
RSFARM082 Three...
RSFARM082 Three pretty faces RSFARM082 Three pretty faces
RSFARM083 We're...
RSFARM083 We're on the way RSFARM083 We're on the way
RSFARM084 The h...
RSFARM084 The herd on the downs RSFARM084 The herd on the downs
RSFARM085 Milki...
RSFARM085 Milking parlour RSFARM085 Milking parlour
RSFARM086 Mange...
RSFARM086 Mangels for winter rations RSFARM086 Mangels for winter rations
RSFARM087 Sheph...
RSFARM087 Shepherd and dog with their sheep RSFARM087 Shepherd and dog with their sheep
RSFARM088 Sheep...
RSFARM088 Sheep in the orchard RSFARM088 Sheep in the orchard
RSFARM089 Keepi...
RSFARM089 Keeping a watchful eye RSFARM089 Keeping a watchful eye
RSFARM090 Sacki...
RSFARM090 Sacking the corn RSFARM090 Sacking the corn
RSFARM091 Thatc...
RSFARM091 Thatching RSFARM091 Thatching
RSFARM092 The m...
RSFARM092 The manor and farm RSFARM092 The manor and farm
RSFARM093 Pigs ...
RSFARM093 Pigs at the trough RSFARM093 Pigs at the trough
RSFARM094 Chick...
RSFARM094 Chickens RSFARM094 Chickens
RSFARM095 Chick...
RSFARM095 Chickens RSFARM095 Chickens

- RSFARM001 Radley Farm (TW Gore).

- RSFARM002 Haymaking at Knighton Farm (TW Gore).

- RSFARM003 Sowing on Radley Farm (TW Gore). Working in field opposite Barton Lodges.

-RSFARM004 Sowing on Radley Farm (TW Gore). Working in field opposite Barton Lodges.

- RSFARM005 Ivor and Trevor Gore at Radley Farm (TW Gore).

- RSFARM006 Applying fertilizer at Radley Farm (TW Gore).

- RSFARM007 Applying fertilizer at Radley Farm (TW Gore).

- RSFARM008 Applying fertilizer at Radley Farm (TW Gore).

- RSFARM009 Radley Farm (TW Gore).

- RSFARM010 Radley Farm (TW Gore).

- RSFARM011 Lewington's horses.jpg. All ready to go to Ramsbury Horse Show

- RSFARM012 Carnival Queen's carriage - Bob Lewington with Jill and Joy-

-RSFARM013 One of Lewington's mares with her foal

- RSFARM014 One of Lewington's mares with her foal.jpg

- RSFARM015 Oakhill Farm (E King). Bert Ball with Fordson Major and mower.

- RSFARM016 Oakhill Farm (E King). Bert Ball with Fordson Major and mower.

- RSFARM017 Oakhill Farm (E King).jpg. Bert Ball spreading fertilizer with Fordson Major and old converted horse distributor. Location: between Stype Wood, Jugg's Wood and Trindledown Copse. In 1940 Ron Scott would stay away from school to work with this same distributor and his favourite horse 'Clover', eyes scanning the ground between the wheels searching for plover's eggs, but nine times out of ten 'Clover's' big feet would find the nest first.

- RSFARM018 Manor Farm, Little Bedwyn (SW Farmer Ltd), silage harvesting.

- RSFARM019 Harvesting at Hopgrass Farm, 1948-48. L-R: Wilson Holland (on binder), Henry Hart, Toby Grace, Dick Hart, Peter Tarry (on tractor), Joe Hart (in front), Erica (Land Girl), Ron Dixon, George Noon, Albert Holland, Mr Holland, Fred Bartholomew (on binder), Ray Holland (tractor driver).

- RSFARM020 Harvesting at Hopgrass Farm, 1948-48. Wison Holland (on cart), Ian Dopson (on tractor, Dick Hart, Albert Hollanbd and Erica (on rick).

- RSFARM021 Ploughing at Eastbury.

- RSFARM022 Ploughing at Eastbury.

- RSFARM023 Mrs Heavens in ploughing match, WWI. Women's Land Army. Standard Fordson tractor. She won!

- RSFARM024 Unknown ploughman [A Parsons].

- RSFARM025 Len Greenaway with the manure cart, 1930s. Always a bad weather job!

- RSFARM026 One of many Littlecote shires, 1938.

- RSFARM027 One of many Littlecote shires, held by Cecil Brown, Farm Bailiff,1938.

- RSFARM028 One of many Littlecote shires, held by Sammy Earle, 1938.

- RSFARM029 One of many Littlecote shires, 1938.

- RSFARM030 One of many Littlecote shires, held by Sammy Earle, 1938.

- RSFARM031 One of many Littlecote shires, 1938.

- RSFARM032 One of many Littlecote shires, held by Sammy Earle, 1938.

- RSFARM033 One of many Littlecote shires, held by Charlie Mildenhall, 1938.

- RSFARM033 'Clover', one of many Littlecote shires, 1938. In the distant background is part of Mr King's Oakhill Farm where 'Clover' worked for several years and finished his days.

- RSFARM034 Littlecote Estate ploughmen and horses lunch break, 1930s. Probably a lump of bread and cheese with cold tea (no milk). On the bank of Littlecote Road, Froxfield (near Brendoncare). Only nine horses on photo. Another six off shot. L-R: Stan Holmes, Tom Alder, Jack May, Charlie Mildenhall and Bill Holmes.

- RSFARM035 Oakhill Farm, Froxfield, c1966. (1867 William Canning; 1895 Mathew Brooks; 1915 Harry new; 1935 Edward King).

- RSFARM036 Working with the Forestry Commission early in WWII, 1940. Standard Fordson tractor, fitted with winch, driven by Charlie May, mate Stan Holmes. Charlie was killed when a tree fell on him at Burbage Wharf station in 1940, shortly after this photo was taken.

- RSFARM037 Corn rick on wagon, 1930. Albert Harding at Whittonditch; Norman Day (farmer). The outfit was heading for Ramsbury Carnival.

- RSFARM038 Corn rick on wagon, 1930. Albert Harding at Whittonditch; Norman Day (farmer). The outfit was heading for Ramsbury Carnival.

- RSFARM039 Ploughing engines, thought to be at Little Bedwyn.

- RSFARM040 Ploughing engines, thought to be at Little Bedwyn.

- RSFARM041 Harvesting at Froxfield Manor Farm, 1955. Derek Smalley driving the combine beside the railway at Oakhill.

- RSFARM042 Harvesting at Froxfield Manor Farm, 1955. Derek Smalley driving the combine beside the railway at Oakhill.

- RSFARM043 Harvesting at Froxfield Manor Farm, 1955. Tom Hunter collecting sacks of grain dropped by bagger combine, beside the railway at Oakhill.

- RSFARM044 Threshing on land where Atherton Crescent is now, 1909. The Macklin family.

- RSFARM045 Wheat harvest on Littlecote Estate, 1930s. Bill Holmes pitching, Charlie Mildenhall loading, Alec Cooper leading 'Flower'.

- RSFARM046 Wheat harvest on Littlecote Estate, 1930s. Jim Holmes feeding elevator.

- RSFARM047 Norman Day at Whittonditch Farm. Stones collected from the fields were carted to this dump. Eventually the County Council would buy them for road building.

- RSFARM048 Day's Dairy milk float in Ramsbury.

- RSFARM049 Ploughing on Norman Day's farm, Marriage Hill. Norman Day nearest camera, with T Farley.

- RSFARM050 Horses on Common Port Down.

- RSFARM051 Tractor mowing. Henry Mildenhall and Harry Alexander mowing behind the Council houses at the Blue Lion. Henry driving a Standard Fordson tractor. Harry had probably been riding the converted horse mower.

- RSFARM052 Ploughing

- RSFARM053 Harrowing

- RSFARM054 Taking a rest

- RSFARM055 On the way home

- RSFARM056 On the downs

- RSFARM057 Ploughing and the hunt

- RSFARM058 On the canal

- RSFARM059 Haymaking

- RSFARM060 Turning the hay

- RSFARM061 Building the rick

- RSFARM062 Taking a break

- RSFARM063 Gathering the hay

- RSFARM064 Thatching the rick

- RSFARM065 Winter fodder

- RSFARM066 Harvest

- RSFARM067 Hard at work threshing

- RSFARM068 Shift them sheep

- RSFARM069 Sheep galore

- RSFARM070 Winter treat for the cattle

 - RSFARM071 Ploughing with a team of three

- RSFARM072 Gathering the hay

- RSFARM073 Spreading some muck

- RSFARM074 Keeping to the straight and narrow

- RSFARM075 End of the day

- RSFARM076 Building the rick

- RSFARM077 Ploughing with a team of three

- RSFARM078 A well-earned drink

- RSFARM079 Shoeing

- RSFARM080 Harvesting

- RSFARM081 Enjoying the fodder

- RSFARM082 Three pretty faces

- RSFARM083 We're on the way

- RSFARM084 The herd on the downs

- RSFARM085 Milking parlour

- RSFARM086 Mangels for winter rations

- RSFARM087 Shepherd and dog with their sheep

- RSFARM088 Sheep in the orchard

- RSFARM089 Keeping a watchful eye

- RSFARM090 Sacking the corn

- RSFARM091 Thatching

- RSFARM092 The manor and farm

- RSFARM093 Pigs at the trough

- RSFARM094 Chickens

- RSFARM095 Chickens