Wednesday, 27 January 2010

Getting into Farming

Since we have bought a farm it seems appropriate that we should get into farming....

...actually we are just looking for somewhere to house our beautiful farm machinery. Whilst we will retain some smaller items, within the upstairs room there is a large machine called a dresser. Made by Robert Boby Ltd, an agricultural factory that was based in Bury St Edmunds, it is a local artefact for which we would like to find a new home. It probably dates from the 1940s-50s and we think was in use until about 1980.

We have approached the Folk Museum in Cambridge as well as the Farm Museum at Denny Abbey and the Museum of East Anglian Life. We hope one of these places will be able to house it and illustrate its history appropriately. However, should any of our readers be in the position to take up this conservation challenge please do get in touch before it is too late.