Tweedsmuir, Borders

Maker
John Peat Munn
Production date
Jul 1951
Description
Text on negative envelope reads 'Tweedsmuir. Sheep shearing (field of sheep)'. View of a flock of sheep after shearing. The adult sheep have been sheared but the lambs will not be sheared until the following year. They are penned in by a drystane dyke and a fence. On the other side of the fence the sheep are probably still to be sheared.
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Production date
Jul 1951
Subject notes
Sheep are shorn of their fleece around June or July each year. If the sheep are not sheared, the wool will moult. The Borders were a major sheep producing area from the days of the great Border abbeys. The Cheviot breed was developed there.
Accession number
P39555

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