Category Archives: Scythe Association

Scything at Preston Park on Teesside

It was lovely to spend the day with the new rangers team at Preston Park, near Middlesbrough in the north-east as they learned how to scythe. The team are looking to start managing their wildflower meadow by hand to increase … Continue reading

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What Joe Wright really thought of the scythers

It may have only got 12 seconds in the final movie but it’s nice to know that the time we spent on Salisbury Plain in 2011 filming the scythe scenes for Anna Karenina was appreciated. We certainly made an impression … Continue reading

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Anna Karenina trailer

Last summer I was commissioned to make snaths for the scythes used in the new Anna Karenina film which will be released this autumn. With other mowers from the UK community we also worked as extras in the filming of … Continue reading

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SABI – what's in a name?

It must be the same as when you’re naming your kids and wondering how it’ll be turned into nicknames.  After the Scythe Association (Britain & Ireland) was created, a few of us started to wonder that the acronym wouldn’t turn … Continue reading

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The Scythe Association is born

At the weekend 11 of us gathered in Oxford to discuss setting up an association to represent and further the use of the scythe in Britain & Ireland. The idea has been around since last summer when Simon Fairlie, who … Continue reading

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