Har­vest Home

The Courier & Advertiser (Dundee Edition) - - COMMENT -

“Har­vest is now all but over for an­other sea­son,” writes Bar­bara Kennedy of For­far. “In the not too dis­tant past, many farms cel­e­brated with a Har­vest Home dance, where the farmer, along with em­ploy­ees and helpers, had an evening to­gether.

“The Har­vest Home on the right was at Crans­ley Farm in 1955. Mt hus­band’s par­ents lived and worked there at this time and al­ways at­tended th­ese oc­ca­sions. This one was held in the loft of the steading.

“The farm grieve, who is sit­ting, bot­tom left , is Dave Web­ster and it was he who built the minia­ture grain-stack. Stand­ing be­hind him is the farmer’s daugh­ter, Mar­jery Bell. Some of your read­ers may be able to name some of the oth­ers and also the ac­cor­dion­ist. My hus­band thinks he may have been a mem­ber of the Hawthorn dance band.

“I won­der if Har­vest Homes are still held in some places to­day.”

If you have a story for Craigie email: craigie@ the­courier.co.uk

A Har­vest Home at Crans­ley Farm. The pic­ture was taken in 1955. See more on the left.

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