Saturday, 5 September 2009

Farming as it used to be

Askew Agricultural Museum
The newly-established Askew Agricultural Museum at Scales Farm opened for the first time today (Saturday 5 September). There was no admission fee (just a cash collection for local charities) but normally the museum will charge £2 per adult with children under 16 free (but children must be accompanied by a guardian over 16).
The museum received a lottery grant of £9,600 for the restoration of defunct farm tractors and equipment. During specialist repair work to the tractors, other old farm equipment has been located and placed into the museum. This has now gained momentum with other people wanting to place antique memorabilia into the museum. The museum now displays 20 items of farming equipment from years gone by plus many small exhibits of hand tools, milking parts and horse harness with photographs and other items.
Looking to the future, the museum will open in 2010 from April to September one weekend per month (at stated times) with the exception of schools and other groups on special visits.

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