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Archive of posts tagged Rural Life Centre

Weyfest, calves and WWII

by Rod Kebble The three-day, annual Weyfest took place at the Rural Life Centre last weekend, with a line-up including UB40, The Stranglers and Echo and the Bunnymen. Visitors parked their cars and pitched their tents in fields belonging to Pierrepont Farm. It had been intended to run tractor rides from the festival to the […]

Tractors and calves pull them in

by Rod Kebble A sunny start to June helped the Central Southern Vintage Agricultural Club (they of the annual ploughing match) with its Days Gone By event over the weekend of the 1st/2nd at the Rural Life Centre, just 400 metres up the road from Pierrepont Farm. As last year, visitors to this attraction — […]

Vintage visitors view modern milking

by Rod Kebble Visitors to the Days Gone By event — which showcased transport and machinery from a bygone rural age — at the Rural Life Centre on the weekend of 26th/27th May, were able to take a short trip down the road on a trailer drawn by one of three vintage tractors to visit […]

Leaves and trees fall in the autumn

by Rod Kebble The Pierrepont conservation group was back at work in mid-October. On Friday 14th, five volunteers were tending to the hedge in Reeds Left Field, adjacent to the Rural Life Centre and the RSPB’s Farnham Heath reserve, while another was coppicing chestnut in Tankersford Copse. On Saturday 15th, four volunteers made further inroads […]

August & September

by Rod Kebble Holidays and Open Day having intervened, it’s been a while since the last proper post on this site. Here’s a rundown of what has being going on at Pierrepont Farm. Change at the top In mid-August Jonathan Foster, “beloved leader” of The Pierrepont Wrinklies for the past four years, decided it was […]