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Alden Valley and Experimental Harvesting
Alden Valley and Experimental Harvesting

Alden Valley and Experimental Harvesting 1960

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Alden Valley and Experimental Harvesting 1960

7 mins United Kingdom

A stream flows down from the heights of Musbury Tor, in Rossendale, Lancashire, in this beautifully shot colour film; as it descends and widens, the countryside changes from wild moor to peaceful farmland. We then see a demonstration of hay harvesting methods at the Great House Experimental Farm in Helmshore, set up in 1949 by the Ministry of Agriculture to conduct important farming experiments.

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