Farming History

Farming history and the British landscape

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Farming in Britain has a long history. We can only address a few topics here:

An introduction to the history of farming
and why Britain looks like it does today.
How farming changes affect birdlife
A comprehensive assessment of the last 200 years and the interaction between farming practices and wildlife - with particular reference to wild bird populations.
The Ox, once the draught animal of choice
They were in use in Britain until the 1940s but what happened to them and why? A short note.
Water Meadows
The lush pastures of the river valleys.