1920's? Muswell Hill Depot. Bob Young comments "I loved working in that yard, you could still smell the horses in the seventies". John Whatling adds "Lots of those floats were abandoned on Frith Manor farm with the advent of electric vehicles."  (Courtesy Paul Smith)
1920's? Muswell Hill Depot. Bob Young comments "I loved working in that yard, you could still smell the horses in the seventies". John Whatling adds "Lots of those floats were abandoned on Frith Manor farm with the advent of electric vehicles." (Courtesy Paul Smith)
1900's? College Farm/ Frith Manor Farm, Suffolk Punch Team. Elisabeth Torry comments "My Dad, Syd Whatling, worked at College Farm sometimes. He was a farrier based at Frith Manor Farm where we lived from around 1947. There were two horses who lived on the farm. Taffy who looked similar to the ones here and Babs (Ashfield Sensation); they both went to various shows. When there were no longer any horses he worked in the yard at Hendon Quadrant, in the late 50's. I used to pop in on the way home from Kilburn Polytechnic and ask him if I could go out that night, then say to my Mum 'Dad said I could go out'. After that he worked at Tithe Farm. He was a lovely man and great father". (Courtesy Paul Smith)
1900's? College Farm/ Frith Manor Farm, Suffolk Punch Team. Elisabeth Torry comments "My Dad, Syd Whatling, worked at College Farm sometimes. He was a farrier based at Frith Manor Farm where we lived from around 1947. There were two horses who lived on the farm. Taffy who looked similar to the ones here and Babs (Ashfield Sensation); they both went to various shows. When there were no longer any horses he worked in the yard at Hendon Quadrant, in the late 50's. I used to pop in on the way home from Kilburn Polytechnic and ask him if I could go out that night, then say to my Mum 'Dad said I could go out'. After that he worked at Tithe Farm. He was a lovely man and great father". (Courtesy Paul Smith)
1950's Frith Manor Farm. Walter Faulkes, born in Sheffield, was blacksmith and foreman farrier at the Express Dairy Rest Home for Horses at Frith Manor Farm. Brian Wastell comments "I grew up watching him and the other farriers shoeing the horses and making the horseshoes. He was not a tall man but he seemed able to control the big horses better than the other farriers. In his youth he served in World War One, shoeing horses sometimes 16 hours a day. He also traveled to the USA for horse shoeing competitions, where he won medals. He was also employed by the Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons to make special shoes including medical aluminum plates for race horses. He worked long after retirement, preparing the show horses ready for shows. I watched him repair a broken axle on one of the show gigs, joining it the old blacksmith way. He lived at Barham Court until his death; he was one of the wonderful people employed by Express Dairy and a friend. Not be forgotten." (Courtesy Brian Wastell)
1950's Frith Manor Farm. Walter Faulkes, born in Sheffield, was blacksmith and foreman farrier at the Express Dairy Rest Home for Horses at Frith Manor Farm. Brian Wastell comments "I grew up watching him and the other farriers shoeing the horses and making the horseshoes. He was not a tall man but he seemed able to control the big horses better than the other farriers. In his youth he served in World War One, shoeing horses sometimes 16 hours a day. He also traveled to the USA for horse shoeing competitions, where he won medals. He was also employed by the Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons to make special shoes including medical aluminum plates for race horses. He worked long after retirement, preparing the show horses ready for shows. I watched him repair a broken axle on one of the show gigs, joining it the old blacksmith way. He lived at Barham Court until his death; he was one of the wonderful people employed by Express Dairy and a friend. Not be forgotten." (Courtesy Brian Wastell)
1952 Brian Wastell comments in October 2023 "This is a picture of us at Frith Manor Farm Rest Home for Horses; the man at the back is Mr Howlls, and these are all children of Express staff. I have  asked lots of those on the photo if its ok to use and they have agreed - most of the us in the photo are still alive, and are on our Facebook Group! (Courtesy Brian Wastell)
1952 Brian Wastell comments in October 2023 "This is a picture of us at Frith Manor Farm Rest Home for Horses; the man at the back is Mr Howlls, and these are all children of Express staff. I have asked lots of those on the photo if its ok to use and they have agreed - most of the us in the photo are still alive, and are on our Facebook Group! (Courtesy Brian Wastell)
1956 Bert Scott, Farm Foreman at Frith Manor Farm, showing 'Tynant Boy' at the Easter Parade in London. (Express News July)
1956 Bert Scott, Farm Foreman at Frith Manor Farm, showing 'Tynant Boy' at the Easter Parade in London. (Express News July)
1958 The start of the bulding of Barham Court at Frith Manor Farm, Mill Hill. John Whatling comments "I remember it being built...built on my Dad's allotment!". Elisabeth Torry adds "I remember it too. Luckily my Dad was able to make a new allotment in the field and we could see it from our window. Our Mum could call him from the window to come in for his meals. We looked over Woodside Park and Totteridge. We were above unused stables. Had a great childhood playing in the fields. I wonder if the "bent tree" is still there?"
1958 The start of the bulding of Barham Court at Frith Manor Farm, Mill Hill. John Whatling comments "I remember it being built...built on my Dad's allotment!". Elisabeth Torry adds "I remember it too. Luckily my Dad was able to make a new allotment in the field and we could see it from our window. Our Mum could call him from the window to come in for his meals. We looked over Woodside Park and Totteridge. We were above unused stables. Had a great childhood playing in the fields. I wonder if the "bent tree" is still there?"
1959 'Tynant Boy' at Frith Manor Farm. (Express News October)
1959 'Tynant Boy' at Frith Manor Farm. (Express News October)
1959 'Farewell to the last horse-drawn milk round' (Express News October)
1959 'Farewell to the last horse-drawn milk round' (Express News October)
1959 'Farewell to the last horse-drawn milk round' (Express News October)
1959 'Farewell to the last horse-drawn milk round' (Express News October)
1959 'Farewell to the last horse-drawn milk round' (Express News October)
1959 'Farewell to the last horse-drawn milk round' (Express News October)
1959 'Farewell to the last horse-drawn milk round' (Express News October)
1959 'Farewell to the last horse-drawn milk round' (Express News October)
1959 'Farewell to the last horse-drawn milk round' (Express News October)
1959 'Farewell to the last horse-drawn milk round' (Express News October)
1960 Norman Robarts with Bert Scott driving 'Letitia', stabled at Frith Manor Farm, at the White City. (Express News Autumn)
1960 Norman Robarts with Bert Scott driving 'Letitia', stabled at Frith Manor Farm, at the White City. (Express News Autumn)
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