Pennyhooks as a Cattle Farm: 1953-1982

Known as those ‘new-fangled Yorkshiremen with their new-fangled milking machines’, the brothers brought the first automated milking system to the valley. Their dairy herd grew to 100 cows by the 1970s and life was busy. The arrival of the Shrivenham bypass and the national drop in milk sales caused them to switch to raising beef cattle in the 1980s.

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