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Chalk Down Farming

Life on a Wiltshire farm.

News 1965 5 mins

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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.