Stand firm on farms

Country Life Every Week - - Letters To The Editor -

IN your Septem­ber 7 num­ber, the Na­tional Trust was given what seemed to me a thor­ough bat­ter­ing in two ar­ti­cles (Town & Coun­try and Agromenes) con­cern­ing its pur­chase of Thor­neyth­waite Farm in Cum­bria. How­ever, I was sur­prised that nei­ther com­men­ta­tor seemed par­tic­u­larly in­clined to also take the owner of the farm to task. To con­sciously price fel­low farm­ers out of the mar­ket is surely the sin­gle most ef­fec­tive way of break­ing up lo­cal farm­ing her­itage. A lit­tle more sol­i­dar­ity among farm­ers when it comes to sell­ing on their prop­erty would en­sure that the fine tra­di­tion of up­land farm­ing is safe­guarded for fu­ture gen­er­a­tions. A. H. Ma­son, Northum­ber­land

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