The Media Archive for Central England is the public screen archive for the East and West Midlands. An independent charity and company based at the University of Lincoln, MACE acquires, catalogues, preserves and makes widely available moving image materials that inform our understanding of the diverse cultures and histories of communities between the Lincolnshire coast and the Welsh border.
This film is part of Free
Farming: hard work in all weathers - and not a job you'd associate with someone with a severe visual impairment.
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At the Laurels Farm in the small village of Shebdon in Staffordshire farmer Blake Brown looks after 18 acres and 31 dairy cows. Nothing very unusual in that until we learn that Blake is almost completely blind. In his words he, "didn't want to sit in an armchair and rot", and, with the help of his family, he did exactly the opposite when his sight began to fail. An inspiring story of hard work and one man's determination to continue doing the job he loves.
Lynda Berry is the reporter in this film item originally broadcast on ATV Today in 1978.