HUMPHREY PHELPS    Book Number: 86007    Product format: Paperback

First published in a local magazine between 1976 and 1986, these nostalgic and reminiscing articles take us back to hard winters and hard hands in the predominantly livestock district of West Gloucestershire. These are the days 'spent topping and cleaning the beet with frozen hands, and with feet ankle-deep in mud.' Humphrey Phelps has farmed near to the Forest of Dean for most of his life as did his father and grandfather before him. He has seen farming change greatly from manual labour to become more mechanised and industrialised. All about the never-ending job of fencing, a local family who clung to old ways, those scratching a living, Barton Fair, will Daisy calve tonight, the book is beautifully observant of the countryside and the dramatic changes of the orchards and woodlands and fields. A charming selection of musings, anecdotes and the serious side of farming. 237pp in paperback.
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ISBN 9781845886295
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