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Wednesday 6 April 1938 - BBC broadcast "Down on the Farm", items by C A Binyon, Ted Carter, John Spragg

Category Wickhamford
The Gloucestershire Echo
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B.B.C.’s Vale of Evesham Broadcast

The B.B.C. took listeners ‘down on the farm’ last night in a programme broadcast partly from Evesham Town Hall and partly from the Birmingham studio.

Recordings made by the B.B.C. mobile unit of milking, a rotary cultivator, ploughing, shepherding, and a harvest home brought a realistic atmosphere of farm life into scores of homes.

Mr. C.M. Binyon, who is chairman of several public bodies in the Vale of Evesham, was the principal narrator, and others who gave interesting talks on their spheres of activity were Farmer Ted Carter, of Pitcher’s Hill, Wickhamford, and his wife; Walford Izod, of Rumer’s Hall, Stratford-upon-Avon, representing one of the oldest families of Cotswold farmers; Harry Emms, a ploughman, Stephen Hawkins and farm worker William Payne, all of Ebrington; John Spragg, a milker of Wickhamford; W.J. Newman, a Hinton-on-the-Green fruit farmer; and Ronald Enstone, of Salford Priors, who spoke about the use of a gyrotiller.

Farming songs by a party from Littleton formed a very pleasant feature of the programme.