Categories Collecting Rural England
Theme(s) Collecting,
Farming and agriculture
Collection Ploughs
Object number 55/786
  • Description

In its early years the Museum of English Rural Life toured the nation’s many country shows, picking up objects from farmers and the public.
This type of plough is called a turn wrest and is commonly found in Kent, where we collected it in 1955. We put it on display at the Shillingford country fair the next year. Next time you’re at a country fair keep an eye out for old farm machinery – they can tell you a lot about our rural history.