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A report about the changes in farming over the last century in the village of Brailes in the Cotswolds. Farming has changed a lot over the last century. The use of big farming machines means jobs can be completed faster and with fewer people. Chris Righton, a farmer from Brailes, explains how this has affected the village and how fewer people are now employed in farming. This has led to people moving away to find work (de-population).
This clip is from:
Landmarks, Growing Settlements
First broadcast:
27 November 2007

Classroom Ideas

This clip could be used to help the children to consider why fewer people now live in villages. Do they think this is a good thing, and why?

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