The result of a shoot

Many people do not like ‘country sports’ objecting to the idea of shooting creatures for fun. But one can regard shooting as a part of the food production business and it certainly provides employment for many people and manages to utilise areas which may not be suited to actual cultivation. Anyway, like it or not, shooting is a way of life for many people and in the past it really did help local folk and wasn’t just for the rich guns from town.

Here we see the outcome of a shoot at Knapp Farm in the 1920s.

Result of a shoot at Knapp Farm in the 1920s

Result of a shoot at Knapp Farm in the 1920s

The creatures in the shot are not going to waste as far as humans are concerned. The meat will be eaten. Skins will be converted into warm gloves. Feathers can stuff pillows. It was all vital stuff to the rural economy.

We believe the man on the right is the Knapp farmer – Mr Watts. The man on the left we guess is one of his carters. He presumably, is about to have the job of loading the cart and heading back to the farm.

Very much a photo of past times.

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