Set up in 1977, the North West Film Archive preserves moving images made in or about Greater Manchester, Lancashire, Cheshire, Merseyside and Cumbria and offers a variety of access services to users in the public, academic and commercial sectors.
This film is part of Free
Alden Valley and Experimental Harvesting
Making hay while the sun shines - a look at different methods of harvesting in Lancashire.
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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.