Traditions and Harvesting

This slide show shows a sequence of photographs, of an open day at the Weald and Downland Museum which was visited by HRH Prince Charles.

There were demonstrations of many of the old traditions including harvesting the corn which we grow there, stacking and threshing corn, pulling long straw into yealms and then using this to thatch two of their historic buildings, one using long straw and the other using combed wheat.

Traditional Harvest: Corn CuttingSlide thumbnail
Traditional Harvest: Corn CuttingSlide thumbnail
Traditional Harvest: harvesting the cornSlide thumbnail
Traditional Harvest: building the rickSlide thumbnail
Traditional Harvest: pulling strawSlide thumbnail
Traditional Harvest: threshingSlide thumbnail
Traditional Harvest: stackingSlide thumbnail
Traditional Harvest: threshing machineSlide thumbnail
Traditional Harvest: threshingSlide thumbnail
Traditional Harvest: Royal VisitSlide thumbnail
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Traditional Harvest: Weald and Downland MuseumSlide thumbnail
Traditional Harvest: Weald and Downland MuseumSlide thumbnail
Traditional Harvest: Weald and Downland MuseumSlide thumbnail
Traditional Harvest: Weald and Downland MuseumSlide thumbnail
Traditional Harvest: Weald and Downland MuseumSlide thumbnail
Traditional Harvest: Weald and Downland MuseumSlide thumbnail

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