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Gentleman Jack scything

Gentleman Jack is the latest BBC period drama and set not far from me in Halifax, West Yorkshire. Last summer I was hired to go to Shibden Hall and train the extras for an outdoor scene. It’s always fascinating to … Continue reading

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Scything on Countryfile

Did you see the scything on Countryfile this week? Continue reading

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Scything a wildflower meadow – Gardeners' Question Time

“If I was given a choice of a strimmer or a scythe, I’d go scythe any day – it’s a pleasure to use.” ~ Bunny Guinness
Did you hear the GQT team singing the praises of the scythe from Chelsea, listen now. Continue reading

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Scything on Radio Lancashire

The whole of the BBC has gone a bit scythe crazy! At least the goats are happy… Continue reading

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Consider the Fork (& Spoon) by Bee Wilson

Bee Wilson
Author Bee Wilson talks about the importance of the wooden spoon, that “most trusty and lovable of kitchen implements.” Continue reading

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More Poldark

A good article today about scything on the BBC website following on from Aidan Turner’s scything debut on Poldark the other week. It’s great when this kind of thing sparks interest in a traditional skill and journalists make the effort … Continue reading

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Ross Poldark Scything

What is Ross Poldark doing with his scythe? Continue reading

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Countryfile scythe lesson

A look behind the camera during the filming at Brantwood House when I was asked to teach John Craven to scythe for BBC tv’s Countryfile. I would have preferred to give John some instruction in advance but they wanted it ‘live’ … Continue reading

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Scythes on BBC tv – Countryfile

This week I got a call asking if I would teach John Craven to scythe for an episode of the BBC’s Countryfile programme. They were filming at Brantwood House and focussing on John Ruskin’s work in training and education. My recent … Continue reading

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