Old Time Farming - New Forest Show

With the advent of the steam engine agriculture saw big changes and we are proud of our steam exhibits that enable visitors to enjoy the working display. From driving the saw bench as it cuts through the timbers to powering the Threshing machine for harvest, these mighty engines are well worth a visit. See them drive the apple press, the start of the cider production and a century’s old tradition.

Each day you can see the parade of vehicles in the main Ring from little grey Fergies without whom war time agriculture would have been so different to the ‘new’ import of John Deere green giants.

Stationery engines are a part of the static exhibits as they too were so important for the production of electricity to power milking machines, light and pumps before the electricity supply as we know it today.  With ‘Grandfer’s Shed’ full of yester year tools and displays of old milking equipment, saws and more there is a lot to see and lots to learn about too.

A particular favourite for everyone is the Farmhouse kitchen where local corn is milled and ground to flour for the ladies to make into bread and cakes. So whether you enjoy farming, machinery or simply to visit and learn from our past this section of the Show has to be a favourite.

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