A rare sight in Belton in the 1960’s

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first printed in the Great Yarmouth Mercury

A rare sight in Belton in the 1960’s

eleven stacks on Beech farm


Eleven neatly thatched and well lined corn stacks beneath a November sky this is not a common sight in modern day farming when combine harvesters by – pass the stacking for thrashing at a later date. This link with the past is indeed a pleasing picture for all who like the countryside, and a proud one is Mr Herbert Bond (right) and Mr William Wilson, both of Belton near Great Yarmouth who between them were responsible for thatching the eleven stacks on Messrs H & R Botwright’s Beech Farm at Belton.

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