A motor plough is used to plough up Richmond Park in order to plant oats.
Ploughing up the parks.
World war One; home front. Agriculture; technology. A motor plough is used to plough up Richmond Park; in order to plant oats; 1917. Grain was grown here before during Crimean War. An early tractor drives across park; pulling plough and accompanied by several men and a dog. Trees in background. CU Wheel of tractor. CU Man leaning over plough. Food; vehicles; home front; war work. Also on ON 411E
(G 411 B)
Amendment February 2018: A visitor to the site has provided the following additional information on the tractor featured in this film.
'The Waterloo Boy Model R was sold in the UK and Ireland by the L J Martin Tractor Company of London, badged and liveried as 'The Overtime' tractor, which gained a reputation for hard work and reliability. It was given credit for helping to win World War I by putting in many hours of overtime producing food for the war zone and the home front.'