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Devon Dairy Farming

A charming 1930s geography lesson on dairy farming around the lush pasturelands of Wixenford Farm near Plymouth.

School programme and Educational film 1937 9 mins


This illuminating window into the working world of a 1930s dairy farm was one of a series of geography films made for classroom teaching purposes. Wixenford Farm near Plymouth, where the film was shot, is now home to a small industrial estate. The thatched workers' cottages and white-washed barns seem a picturesque relic of a bygone era, as do the hand-milked cows and well-fed pigs who wander free range about the farmyard.