Dukeries estates excel

Inspiring estate management was on show when the Club visited Nottinghamshire 

 

Club Visit to Nottingham 

 

Click here to see all the photos from the Nottinghamshire visit.

In mid-May, Farmers Club Chairman, Anne Chamberlain, led a group of  sixty members of the Club on a visit to the Dukeries area of Nottinghamshire to discover how modern farming and estate management was turning back the years and providing a 21st century boost to the rural economy.

The visit was centred on three estates – Thoresby and Welbeck, two of the original four Dukeries estates, and Hexgreave, the modern estate of Tony Strawson with its nearby Strawson family potato and vegetable business.  Grateful thanks go to Mike Jackson, host at Laxton Open Fields, Nick Brown at Thoresby, Robin Brown and Rob Mayo at Welbeck, and Tony Strawson, Helen Bates and Mark Strawson at Hexgreave.

Click here to see all the photos from the Nottinghamshire visit.

A full report of the tour will appear in the next issue of the Farmers Club Journal