Film ID:
YFA 3851

WORKING THE LAND

1950s

Visitor Tabs

Description

This film shows many of the different pieces of farming equipment being used to gather crops on Arras Farm in Market Weighton.

The farmer drives a tractor with a plough attached through the fields. Bags of fertiliser are stacked on top of one another at the side of the field. A tractor is driven through the fields spraying the crops with fertiliser. A combine harvesters then gatherers the crops in the field as the boy standing on the side pours the grains in to sack be and ties them up before pushing them off the machine to start filling another bag. A tractor is driven through the fields with a conveyor belt on the back. Farm workers use pitch forks to load straw onto the conveyor belt which is loaded on to the trailer.