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A Farming Landscape

Historically, farming has been the cornerstone of the Island's economy. In this inter-gernerational oral history project Carisbrooke Castle Museum have been working with local farming families to collect stories and reminiscences of their experiences of working in the sector to understand the how it has changed since WW2.

All the oral history interview we collected are available on line together with portraits of the participants and old photos of local farming scenes. Click on the link to the left to visit the Farming Memories website. 

We also have an exhibition abou the history of hay maing on the Island on display in Briddlesford Farm Hop Kiln Heritage Centre. Follow the link to the left for more info.