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A Unique Photographic Record of Matlock & District, 1910-1915, and World War One Soldiers

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Place: Tansley, Matlock
Property / Street / Road: Home Farm
Date: 1911
Description/Historical Information: Two young dairy maids making butter out of doors, standing behind an Arch Albany Butter Worker. One of the pair was Miss Nellie Forbes, the daughter of Mr. William Forbes, who was renowned in the district for her butter production. Nellie, probably on the right, was then aged 22 and her assistant was probably her sister Maggie who was two years younger.
Their equipment included the latest appliances - an Alexandra separator and a Llewellwyn churn to take 50lb. The farm turned out about 40lb. of butter per week and in the summer they also made cream cheese. Maggie is probably the young woman holding something to strain the cheese.
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