Farmers Weekly (photographic and journal)

Reference: P FW, P 2FW, P 3FW / MERL LIBRARY PER OPEN ACCESS--FAR/MERS-WDate: 1930s-presentExtent: Approx. 20,000 items
A black and white photograph from the Farmers Weekly Collection of a man standing looking away from the camera over a field towards a sunset.
P FW PH2/A37/2

Farmers Weekly is a British publication aimed at the British farming industry. Established in 1934, the magazine marketed itself as a “newspaper of the soil” with an aim to increase British agricultural production. The magazine provides news, business articles and market prices and articles on technical aspects of farming.

An extensive run of the magazine itself is held by the Museum and is accessible in the Reading Room. Although fairly comprehensive, this set of editions of Farmers Weekly magazine is nevertheless incomplete. It is held in our open access journal library. For full details of the available run see here (1934-present).

The magazine has made three deposits of negatives and prints from the Farmers Weekly photograph library. The first deposit covers the period 1936-c.1970 and contains over 12,000 glass plate negatives, film negatives, contact prints and compilations of full size prints. The prints have been catalogued using the original Farmers Weekly sequence, arranged by subject and include images of cultivation, agricultural shows, aerial views, transport and The Women’s Land Army. The second deposit covers the period c.1969-1980s and contains over 6000 prints arranged by. The third deposit covers the period c.1960-1990s and contains over 1300 files of prints arranged by subject (total run c.1930s-1990s)

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  • A full description is available on our online catalogue for the first, second and third deposits.

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