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The Bomford Story: A Century of Service to Agriculture (1978 Hardback)


£20.00

Very good condition used 1978 First Edition
Hardback with intact Dust Jacket.

Published Privately by Bomford & Evershed,
Salford Priors, Evesham, Worcs.
Author: Theo Sherwin.
Approx dims: 225mm h x 155mm w x13mm d.

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The Bomford Story: A Century of Service to Agriculture

Condition and Description:

Very good condition used 1978 First Edition Hardback with intact Dust Jacket.

Published Privately by Bomford & Evershed Ltd, Salford Priors, Evesham, Worcs.
Author: Theo Sherwin.
Approx dims: 225mm h x 155mm w x13mm d.

Intact clean condition dust jacket with slight creasing to edges and slight signs of handling. Intact slightly creased spine. DJ over rubbed condition maroon red boards with some rubbing to spine. 104 clean, slightly off white inside pages of English text with 42 b&w illustrations and photo illustrations, plus 7 colour photos, no inscriptions. Page ends slightly tanned. Image shown is actual book for sale.

Synopsis of The Bomford Story: A Century of Service to Agriculture:

This book tells the story of the Bomford and related families, their friends and employees. It reflects not only on the developments in technology from the mid 19th century onward, but also changes in the structure of British farming and in the social and economic structure of the country as a whole.

‘The mark of the seventy-fifth anniversary of Bomford & Evershed’s incorporation it was decided to gather all the available information and material together so that this book could be produced. The story starts in the ‘golden age of British farming’ when the industry had recovered from the depression after the Napoleonic wars, and the steam ploughing engine had started to revolutionise farming operations. The Bomfords of Worcestershire were in the forefront of these changes and started a farm contracting service that was to last for a century; this service had an offshoot in civil engineering on lake clearance, road works and rolling when Harry Evershed joined the Bomfords and Bomford and Evershed was born. Between the two wars as the internal combustion engine supplanted the steam engine as a prime power source, and this led eventually to the plough being mounted on the back of the tractor. This fundamental change gave tremendous scope for the fertile brain of Douglas Bomford and later John Fox to meet the need for new implements, and this was reflected in the change of the companies’ operations from contracting to manufacturing which has taken place so successfully over the last 30 years.’

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