The Last Horsemen: A Year at Sillywrea, Britain's Only Horse-Powered Farm

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9780233003238: The Last Horsemen: A Year at Sillywrea, Britain's Only Horse-Powered Farm

A century ago, power on farms was provided by five million heavy horses. They were the pride of rural Britain and the men who worked with them were the elite among farm workers. But today heavy horses are almost a thing of the past. They might be seen in all their glory at agricultural shows decked in glistening harnesses and paraded around the main ring, but generally they are a distant memory. Except for one place: Sillywrea Farm in Northumberland, the last farm in Britain to be worked solely by horses. The Last Horsemen is the inspiring story of John Dodd and his family who have lived on Sillywrea for more than 150 years, and for all that time, horses have been the only source of power. Telling the inspirational story of a year in the life of John Dodd, his family, and the farm, this book compellingly evokes the beauty of the countryside. With a farming industry that seems to lurch from crisis to crisis, learning from people who have chosen an alternative way of life becomes ever more important. The Last Horsemen is a truly inspirational opportunity to view, first hand, scenes rarely played out in Britain's countryside in the 21st century.

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Charles Bowden is a Northumberland farmer's son who read English at Oxford before joining Thomson Newspapers in Newcastle. He was agricultural editor of the Newcastle Journal from 1975 to 1985 when he moved to Tyne Tees Television to produce the weekly farming program they made for ITV. Since 1988 he has worked as an independent producer making more than 150 programs about farming, rural issues, and wildlife for the BBC and regional ITV companies. He launched and edited the quarterly magazine of the Northumberland and Newcastle Society and served on the North-East committee of the National Trust for nine years.

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