Wednesday, 12 May 2010

Norfolk's Farming Artifacts - 17th May, BBC One, 7.30pm

Artefacts showing how Norfolk fed the world are being broadcast on TV for the BBC's A History of the World series.
Coke's Monument at Holkham Hall and the journal of Wymondham farmer Randall Burroughes, held at the Norfolk Record Office, are featured on the programme about the "The agricultural revolution". Susanna Wade-Martins, who gave a wonderful talk to the project before Christmas, talks about the Thomas Coke 1st Earl of Leicester (1754 - 1842), who promoted new farming methods on his Holkham Hall estate, and his Monument, built in 1845. Professor Tom Williamson talks about the 1794 journal of the farmer Randall Burroughes of Burfield Hall, Wymondham.
Ploughs, Cows and Clover is broadcast on 17 May 2010, on BBC One at 7.30pm.
See film clips of the program on

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