Steam threshing machine used at colonel’s farm
Dear Sir, — I believe in coincidences and one occurred in last week’s Chronicle, when the continuation of the Antrobus coach story was put on the page following that carrying the Kirk family history.
The little girl in the picture, Dorothy Kirk, eventually married Enoch Eardley and came to live at Church House, Eaton.
Enoch had a threshing machine that was initially hauled and powered by a steam traction engine. I wonder if a photograph exists of this outfit? Enoch used to visit Eaton Hall to thresh the corn at the home farm for Colonel Antrobus, the sight and sound of the traction engine caused great excitement among the children who lived there.
Enoch, Dorothy and their daughter Ruth are buried at Eaton Church. — Yours faithfully,
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