Learn more about rural objects and lives

All these links leave the Museum site. For most of them you can use the Back button to return - I've noted the ones that open in new windows. If you find a broken link please let us know. There are so many here that it is difficult to ensure they all remain current.

http://www.ruralhistory.org Museum of English Rural Life, University of Reading, Berkshire UK

http://www.lakelandmuseum.org.uk/ Museum of Lakeland Life and Industry, Kendal, Cumbria UK

http://www.kendalmuseum.org.uk/ Kendal Museum, Kendal, Cumbria UK

http://www.cumbrialakes.org/ Work and Life in the Lakes, Cumbria County Council

http://www.soilandhealth.org/01aglibrary/010136ernle/010136toc.htm Transcript of Lord Ernle's 1912 book on the history of British farming from the Conquest to the early 1900s

http://www.stackyard.com An agricultural site; part of the Agricultural Webring

http://www.wyandotte.co.uk Wyandotte poultry site

http://www.pentalk.org/ Cumbrian farming site with chat room (requires you to log in)

http://www.fwi.co.uk/live/ Modern farming site, Farmers Weekly UK interactive, with on line forum (requires you to log in - beware as it may not let you out of its window; this link therefore opens in a new window.)

Note: the sites listed above are bona fide and can be trusted to give accurate information without commercial bias. Once you move out from these sites, you will find there are many others, some accurate and some whose information you should take with a pinch of salt. Use your own judgement as to which category these fall into.

http://www.borderfinearts.com Border Fine Arts of Langholm Studios, in Scotland, produce wildlife and countryside subjects as finely sculpted models.

Also see the Thanks page for resources from which this site was built.

country-made rocking horse

hedge slashers and ditching tools