The BUCKNELL FAMILY COLLECTION

Archive Collection

Scope and Content

Contains: Farm account books of Lower Farm, Denford, Berkshire 1908-1911; farm account books of Forster's Farm, Aldermaston, Berkshire 1911-1936; cash books of Middle Farm, Ufton, Berkshire 1884-1893, Lower Farm, Denford and Forster's Farm, Aldermaston, Berkshire 1908-1920, Lower Farm, Denford, Berkshire 1908-1911, Forsters Farm, Aldermaston, Berkshire 1911-1929; annual register of milk records of Forsters Farm, Aldermaston, Berkshire 1912-1936

Administrative / Biographical History

A.B. Bucknell came from north Devon to Ufton in about 1884. After his death, a son carried on the farm for a short time. Another son of A.B. Bucknell followed from Devon in 1887 and took Old Farm, Padworth, co. Berks (on Benyon Estate). His son (The Arthur W. Bucknell of these accounts and father of the donor) took Lower Farm, Denford, co. Berks in 1908 and moved to Aldermaston in 1911 where he stayed until 1940. The family then moved to Purley, co. Berks where they still farm (1966 June)Forsters Farm: 320 acres

Arrangement

1 BOOKS OF ACCOUNT

2 CASH BOOKS

3 REGISTERS

Conditions Governing Access

Open for consultation

Acquisition Information

Presented on permanent deposit in 1965 (Farm Records Accession 21)

Note

Compiled by Caroline Gould, 19 December 2002

Other Finding Aids

A detailed catalogue is available at the Museum of English Rural Life

Conditions Governing Use

Please contact the Archivist

Geographical Names