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Swing plough made by Andy Joughin of Jurby and used at Grange Farm, Lezayre

Date made: early 20th century

Maker: Joughin, Andy

Description: This iron swing plough was made by Andy Joughin, one of the best known blacksmiths in the north of the Isle of Man. It was used at Grange Farm, Lezayre, which in the early twentieth century was farmed by Robert Arthur Kermeen. During the First World War, agriculture became critical to Britain's war effort as the U-boat blockade began to bite. In the Isle of Man, farmers complained that the conscription of their labourers was actually hampering their ability to grow the food needed for survival. In May 1916, Kermeen appealed to a local tribunal against the conscription of his ploughman John William Gell, but he was unsuccessful.

Materials: Iron

Object name: plough

Collection: Social History Collection

ID Number: 1959-0362


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