Farming

Family Farm

In 1957, BBC Northern Ireland series Family Farm followed the trials and tribulations of the Forsythes. Here are three short clips that show them at work.

Meet the farming family, 1957
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Machines on the Family Farm, 1957
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Life beyond the Family Farm, 1957
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1940s

The combine harvester is the hero, 1948
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Working holiday for Londoners, 1948
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Norfolk lavender harvest, 1949
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Potato harvest on the Isle of Arran, 1949
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Hop gardeners wanted - circus skills useful, 1949
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Sheepdog trials in London, 1949
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1950s

Make hay while the sun shines, 1951
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The linen harvest, 1951
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Where the praties grow, 1952
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Rowland Emett's tractor, 1953
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1960s

Yorkshire horse breaker, 1960
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Yogi the Bugthorpe badger, 1961
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Watercress farm, 1961
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Too much beauty, 1962
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How well do shepherds know their flock? 1963
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1970s

Pig-oletto, 1970
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The hover scarecrow, 1970
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Farming and conservation, 1972
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Noddy's stable, 1975
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Smart ass, 1976
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