TG4700 : An old grass cutter - detail

taken 1 year ago, near to Fritton, Norfolk, Great Britain

An old grass cutter - detail
An old grass cutter - detail
This implement > LinkExternal link was manufactured by the firm of Henry Bamford and his son Samuel, of Uttoxeter, who founded their company in 1871. The land they had acquired was located south of the town and known as the Leighton district and later became the site of the Leighton Ironworks. By 1881 the company employed 50 men, 10 boys and 4 women and the Bamford catalogue consisted of 40 pages. By 1893, the Leighton Ironworks covered an area of 10 acres and employed 400 workers. In 1916, the business of Henry Bamford & Sons was converted into a Private Limited Company and by 1931 the company had 500 employees. Still in business in 1961, the firm manufactured balers, mowers, side rakes, swath turners and haymaking machinery, manure spreaders, disc harrows, seed drills, root cutters and cleaners, mills, diesel, petrol and V.O. engines, lighting sets. The number of employees had increased to 700 but by the early 1970s the company had gone into liquidation. (Source: Grace's Guide - the leading source of historical information on industry and manufacturing in the UK.) This picture was taken at the Fritton Plant Nursery > LinkExternal link where a number of old farm implements are on display.
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Date Taken
Friday, 21 July, 2017   (more nearby)
Saturday, 22 July, 2017
Geographical Context
Farm, Fishery, Market Gardening 
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! TG 4715 0037 [10m precision]
WGS84: 52:32.7021N 1:38.6187E
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! TG 4713 0035
View Direction
Northeast (about 45 degrees)
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