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Rufford In Days Gone By - Bertha Crocker & Geoff Tittershill
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William Lyon with Prize Bull Mr. William Lyon, from Old Post Office Farm, in Holmeswood, shown here with his prize bull opposite the Hesketh Arms.
Bulls similar to the one photographed, were taken round and exhibited at the local village shows.
Prior to the day of a show, all properties were spruced up with a fresh coat of whitewash, hedges were cut and trimmed and gardens tidied.
William and Charles Yates with Self Binding Corn Machine
William and son Charles Yates, with self-binding corn machine, working adjacent to Holmeswood Road.

Grey Gutter Farm built 1676

This valuable photograph shows `Grey Gutter Farm' (built in 1676) standing opposite the Old Police Station. This quiet and idyllic scene on the A59 is in sharp contrast to the one of present times.