My brother found an old black/white photo he had taken with his little Kodak Brownie, showing the woods (they have long since been felled). It was duly scanned in and sent to me. Oh, the wonders of modern science!
Little did my father, on the tractor, think he would ever be appearing on the internet. He'd never heard of a computer, let alone the internet.
The money from the sale of the timber was used to start the dairy herd, which was his main source of income on the farm.
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Dad on his Fergie "sweeping" the hay into heaps before being built into ricks, in the early 1950s, with the Diamond (highest) and Spade on the hill in the background. This seems to be the only photo we have showing the trees and it has turned out quite historic!