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
Chalk Down Farming
Life on a Wiltshire farm.
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Regional television was once full of programmes and features aimed at farmers. On ATV in the Midlands the resident expert was Leslie Thomas, who presented both Midland Farming and later Farming Today. Between those two programmes he regularly pulled on his wellies for ATV Today. In this item from May 1965 we find him far from his usual patch finding out about the regional character of the chalk down farmers of Wiltshire's Vale of the White Horse.