THE RURAL HISTORY CENTRE includes the Museum of English Rural Life
Museum of English Rural Life


Image Library

Using the Reading Room


Here is a sample of the images we have in our image library. You can see the expanded version by clicking on each image or you could visit us to see the original collection. There is no online ordering system for the image library. If you know what you would like to see, or need advice contact us You can also telephone us on 0118 378 8660 of fax us on 0118 378 5632

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Image reference: TR FOW PHN/W506   35/10299

Two compound ploughing engines (16 hp) with tackle
for dam scooping in Australia. 1883.

Image reference: TR FOW PHN /W118   35/10588

Straw burning ploughing engine, front steerage for
Poland. Head & Schemioth straw burning apparatus. 1874.

Image reference: P FW PH2 T43   35/8930

Threshing gang with Burrell engine near Bognor Regis,
Sussex. 1947.

Image reference: P FW PH2 S53

Steam ploughing in progress at the Royal East Berkshire Show.

Image reference: P FW PH2 S53/12

Traction engine & “drag.” Cultivating ground in preparation
for the sowing of winter wheat. 1966.

Image reference: P FW PH2 T43

Threshing near Marazion,
West Cornwall. August 1940.

Image reference: P FW PH2 S53/9

Steam ploughing, Berkshire. c1928.

Image reference: P FW PH2 T43   35/19797

Threshing, Westerham, Kent. 1939.

Image reference: TR FOW PHN/B2572   35/8252

Roadless tractor, “Snaketrac.” John Fowler & Co.
Leeds Ltd. 1923.

Image reference: P DX1016

Darby’s Pedestrian Broadside Digger.