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