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A Farming Landscape

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

We also have an exhibition about the history of haymaking on the Island at Briddlesford Farm Heritage Centre as well as updating the farmsteads section of the Historic Environment Record. Follow the links to the left for more.