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View towards Dore with harvesting underway, Bradway, South Yorkshire, 1940s ?
From collection of F H Brindley
Brindley, F H (Sheffield News Pictures, 973 Abbeydale Road, Millhouses)
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A view looking north-west from near Bradway with Totley in the valley bottom and Dore village in the trees part way up the hillside in the distance. Houndkirk Moor forms the highest point on the skyline.
The houses down below are located largely on Baslow Road, Mickley Lane, Laverdene Road and Stonecroft Road, while the wide thoroughfare leading up to Dore village at an angle is Furniss Avenue. Today the area is considerably more built up.
In the foreground harvesting is taking place with a Fordson model N tractor hauling a reaper-binder. The latter is cutting the corn and binding it into sheaves which are then deposited on the ground ready for one of the three-man team (here bending down and barely visible) to assemble them into stooks, each stook consisting of eight to ten sheaves, arranged to allow for ventilation so that they could dry. The tractor would be doing the work previously undertaken by two or three horses; its registration - HNU 772 - was issued by Derbyshire County Council in 1940 (or later), which coupled with the fact that the Fordson N ceased production in 1945, helps date this view.