THE MUSEUM OF ENGLISH RURAL LIFE
Museum of English Rural Life
 

HOME / INTERFACE / ADVANCED / FARMING / IMPLEMENTS / WAGONS

 
Farming
Tools
  Implements
  Ploughs
Wagons
  Machines
  Farm Power
  Livestock
  Dairying
  Science
 
Country People
 
The Countryside
 
Online Exhibitions
 
 

Wagons: The farm wagon has become synonymous with the traditional English countryside.

Horse drawn wagon in a country lane

With its graceful curves and fine local craftsmanship, it was a powerful symbol of the inherent pride and character in rural life in the era before the internal combustion engine. In fact, four-wheeled farm wagons were on the scene for a comparatively short period of time. They emerged in the second half of the eighteenth century, a consequence of the modernisation taking place in agriculture at the time, and were on the way out by the 1940s as tractor-drawn trailers became more common. The Museum of English Rural Life has a large representative collection of farm wagons, together with much accompanying illustrative material.

Choose an option:

Wagons


^Top
 
 

The Museum of English Rural Life, University of Reading, UK.
Email: merl@reading.ac.uk Telephone: 0118 378 8660