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Manor Farm Agricultural College dairy (Garforth)
Black & White imageUndated. Interior view of the dairy at Manor Farm Agricultural College on Barwick Road. The college, opened in 1898, trained dairy maids from all over the country, some of whom were lodged in two houses in Wakefield Road. When the college closed here in 1928 activities were transferred to Askham Bryan College near York.
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Manor Farm Agricultural College, crop spraying (Garforth)
Black & White imageUndated. View of a crop sprayer at work at Manor Farm Agricultural College on Barwick Road. The man is standing on a horse-drawn cart to spray the experimental grasses grown to test out the best cattle feed. The college, which also operated a dairy to train women in butter and cheese making, occupied the site between 1898 and 1928.
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Manor Farm Agricultural College, dairy maids (Garforth)
Black & White imagec1925. View of a group of dairy maids on a training couse at Manor Farm Agricultural College on Barwick Road. They are dressed in long white aprons and white caps for lessons in milk hygiene and cheese making. The two girls standing nearest the right hand side are Hattie Dinsdale, who lived at Manor Farm, Colton and Doris Thompson, from Nelson House, Colton. Photograph courtesy of Mr. & Mrs. P. Sharp.
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Manor Farm Agricultural College, experimental grass plots (Garforth)
Black & White imageUndated. View showing experimental grass plots at Manor Farm Agricultural College on Barwick Road. The college, which was attached to Leeds University, operated from here between 1898 and 1928 and specialised in the growing of experimental grasses to produce better cattle fodder.
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Manor Farm Agricultural College, exterior view (Garforth)
Black & White imageUndated. Exterior view of Manor Farm Agricultural College on Barwick Road. This experimental farm was part of Leeds University who leased it from the East and West Riding County Councils in 1898. With the soil being particularly suitable for farming, it was ideal for growing experimental grasses. It was also used to train women in the art of butter and cheese making.
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