1986 FIDDLER'S FARM 8 ASH GREEN

   FIDDLERS FARM IS ABOUT TWO          
 KILOMETRES FROM FORDHAM. IT COVERS    
 TWENTY ACRES. THE FARMER'S NAME IS MR 
 FLOWER. THE FARM IS MAINLY ARABLE,    
 GROWING WHEAT AND BARLEY. THERE ARE   
 SOME CHICKENS AND PHEASANTS. THERE IS 
 A HORSE WHICH IS OWNED BY THE FARMER'S
 SON'S GIRLFRIEND. THERE IS AN ELECTRIC
 FENCE TO KEEP IT IN THE PADDOCK. THERE
 ARE TWO TRACTORS, A PLOUGH AND A MUCK_
 SPREADER. THE FARM HOUSE IS MADE OF   
 BRICK WITH SOME WOOD AND A TILED ROOF.
 IT WAS THATCHED UNTIL A FIRE IN THE   
 1950'S. THEY HIRE MOST OF THE MACHINES
 FOR THE FIELDS.THEY SELL THEIR CROPS  
 AT SEVERALLS LANE MARKET IN COLCHESTER
 AND SELL POTATOES AND STRAW TO PASSING
 MOTORISTS IN THE FARMYARD. THEY       
 STARTED  FARMLIFE WITH A CHICKEN FARM 
 BUT FOWLPEST KILLED MOST OF THE 10,000
 BIRDS.THEY USED TO SELL THEM TO THE   
 COLCHESTER MARKET AND SAINBURY'S.     
 

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