The thresher or thrasher machine uses its drums and shakers to separate grains from the stalks and the husks. In other words, it separates the wheat from the chaff. Threshing was done by hand for thousands of years before the machine was invented. The wheat sheaves were laid on the ground and  beaten with flails. The …

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Vintage festival

The rain comes down on festival goers at Vintage Goodwood. The three day event celebrated fashions, music and design of the 1940s through to the 1980s. Camping and light mud clashed with sculpted hair dos, evening frocks, suits and stillettos. Looking around, I thought the 1940s Land Girl style was a clever choice of outfit …

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