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PostPosted: Thu Jul 08, 2010 5:16 pm    Post subject: Cool old book Reply with quote

Just found the 7th edition of leaflets 1 through to 111 inclusive from the Dept of Ag printed in 1941.
Makes interesting reading, especially on poultry and bees for some reason.
Also stuff on home butchery, which we cant do any more.
But it is a nice thing to browse

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PostPosted: Thu Jul 08, 2010 8:57 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

the bound editions of the department of Agriculture leaflets were indeed fonts of information on rural and agricultural crafts and industry. Individual leaflets were available free and post free from the department of Agriculture. I remember them well. in the mid sixties that section of the Department of Agriculture was farmed out to Acot and later incorporated into Teagasc. While I was working with teagasc it was part of my job to update some of those leaflets. From memory I produced leaflets on Potatoes, Early potatoes, onions carrots and cauliflower. They were good for their time but while technology moves the basics remain the same. That book would be welcomed at any local museum.
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PostPosted: Thu Jul 08, 2010 9:55 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

It belonged to my Granddad, a lot of notes in it
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PostPosted: Thu Jul 08, 2010 11:25 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Any chance of posting up a few pages up here simonj. Would love to have a look at this historic instruction manual. Smile
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PostPosted: Fri Jul 09, 2010 3:04 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I'll work on getting a few scans
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PostPosted: Fri Jul 09, 2010 11:26 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Any particular requests for scans?
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PostPosted: Wed Aug 04, 2010 2:23 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Anyone!
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PostPosted: Wed Aug 04, 2010 2:13 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Carrotts and broccoli
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PostPosted: Wed Aug 04, 2010 7:02 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

as far as my memory goes carrots were covered in leaflet no 35 or 36 the vegetable garden. There is a major difference now to then as broccoli then was the name for Winter hardy cauliflower and purple sprouting broccoli was a different crop.
The broccoli as we know it to-day was introduced in the early sixties and was known as Calabrese.
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