A MIXED bag of farming memories this month.

We look back 40 years to 1982 when Cumbrian farming brothers Colin and David Stamper were emigrating to Canada – the home of the Holstein cattle they had been breeding for the past 11 years.

Colin and his wife, Anne, of Low Grounds, Plumpton, and David and Gladys, of Castle Farm, Low Hesket, and their families were heading to Alberta.

A few years earlier, 15-year-old Christine Twentyman, of Hayton House Farm, Aspatria, picked up a Christmas bonus on Boxing Day in 1975 when her Suffolk cross ewe produced twins.

Christine had bought the ewe with two lambs at Wigton Mart in 1974 for £24. She later sold the two lambs for £33 and £24.

And we have a mixture of YFC photos recalling the entertainments, drama and pantomime competitions and sunny field days from years gone by.