Newdegate Brenton See
Read their Stories
Ashley & Fanny McDonald
It’s a good honest profession, farming. There’s something about planting grain, putting grain in the ground, and watching it grow, and then harvesting it, and knowing there’s all this food you’ve produced for people to eat.
Every night our neighbor, Pearl, would put on her light to signal she’d made it through the day and was okay, and when she’d go to bed, she’d turn off the light. To me, things like that epitomises Newdegate. You keep an eye out for your neighbour.
You need about twenty thousand acres now, to make a living, whereas my grandfather could do that off a thousand.
Some of the biggest changes in my time have been in machinery; massive changes in machinery and massive changes in the amount of people here.
Tim & Bill Lloyd
Volunteering; you know,―we never thought that was anything special. It’s sort of like a new word that’s turned up in the last ten years or so. But it’s something that’s just normal for us.
“I fought to get a school bus, because I didn’t want to send my daughter away to boarding school.”