Trussing Hay

Photo before WWII

By Geoff Webb

Trussing Hay
Geoff Webb

Hayricks were a part of the English landscape up to the 2nd World War.  These two photographs show how a rick was ‘cut’ and ‘pressed’ for trussing.  One picture shows the press before tying the truss, and the other photo shows the hay knife used for cutting – a very difficult and heavy implement to use.  It is thought that these men worked for the Draper family at Cherry Tree Farm, off the Hemel Hempstead Road, Redbourn.

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