Harvest 1948

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  • My first employment in a harvest field was on Rectory farm in 1938. My dad, Walter (Wally) Cross and his mate, Sid Webb, were pitcher and loader of the horse carts out in the fields. Dad, always the pitcher, led the horse from shock to shock. I was simply walking along with them. THEN I asked dad if I could lead the huge Shire horse. He let me – and what little farming life I experienced had begun. I was certainly on Rectory farm for harvest every year up to 1948, when I was then a music student on summer holday. My job was always at the chaff area – so i am definitely in this scene – somewhere.

    By Alan Cross (05/06/2015)

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