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Institute alumni experiencing the Wartime Farm

27 September 2012

Peter Ginn, Ruth Goodman and Alex Langands on the Wartime Farm

Institute alumni Peter Ginn and Alex Langlands have been re-living rural life during the Second World War for a new series, Wartime Farm, currently being broadcast by the BBC.  

Alex and Peter, together with historian Ruth Goodman, have turned the clock back to run Manor Farm in Hampshire for a full calendar year exactly as it would have been during the early 1940s, using only the tools and materials of this historic era.

Wartime Farm explores the difficulties of feeding a nation under fire and investigates how agriculture coped with the changing demands of a wartime economy as Alex, Peter and Ruth attempt to double the amount of food the farm produces.

Alex (MA Archaeology, 2001; BA Medieval Archaeology, 1998) and Peter (BA Egyptian Archaeology, 2000) are no strangers to living in the past, having participated previously in the historical observational documentary series Edwardian Farm (2010), Victorian Farm & Victorian Farm Christmas (2009) and Tales from the Green Valley (2005).

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