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place:- High Swinklebank, Longsleddale: shearing 2010
site name:- High Swinklebank
locality:- Swinklebank
parish Longsleddale parish, once in Westmorland
county:- Cumbria
10Km square:- NY40

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Clipping at High Swinklebank, 17 July 2010, shearers Mike Martindale and Stewart ?; Olive Simpson wrapping the fleeces, Richard Simpson packing, as well as both shepherding the sheep.
The shearers arrive with their trailer whose side folds down as a platform. There are two pens for sheep, and a ramp to herd them in; the electric clippers can by plugged into a portable generator, or, as here, into a power socket in the barn; the shearers shear, the farmers herd in sheep, take off fleeces and bundles them; fleeces are then stowed in a bag from the British Wool Marketing Board, ready for collection..
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button to large High Swinklebank, Longsleddale: shearing 2010 -- High Swinklebank -- Swinklebank -- Longsleddale -- Cumbria / -- Shearer's trailer, the shearing platform folded down. -- 17.7.2010
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button to large High Swinklebank, Longsleddale: shearing 2010 -- High Swinklebank -- Swinklebank -- Longsleddale -- Cumbria / -- Special shoes; do not slip on the board, are soft above - they are used to push the sheep around, no heel so that the shearer is not tipped forward. -- 17.7.2010
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button to large High Swinklebank, Longsleddale: shearing 2010 -- High Swinklebank -- Swinklebank -- Longsleddale -- Cumbria / -- The sheep is handled out of the pen held under its chin. -- 17.7.2010
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button to large High Swinklebank, Longsleddale: shearing 2010 -- High Swinklebank -- Swinklebank -- Longsleddale -- Cumbria / -- Shearing; starts from the middle of the belly, going down. -- 17.7.2010
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button to large High Swinklebank, Longsleddale: shearing 2010 -- High Swinklebank -- Swinklebank -- Longsleddale -- Cumbria / -- Shearing; the typical hold, in the first stages, seems to have the sheep's farside fore leg tucked between the shearer's legs ... -- 17.7.2010
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button to large High Swinklebank, Longsleddale: shearing 2010 -- High Swinklebank -- Swinklebank -- Longsleddale -- Cumbria / -- Shearing. -- 17.7.2010
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button to large High Swinklebank, Longsleddale: shearing 2010 -- High Swinklebank -- Swinklebank -- Longsleddale -- Cumbria / -- Shearing. -- 17.7.2010
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button to large High Swinklebank, Longsleddale: shearing 2010 -- High Swinklebank -- Swinklebank -- Longsleddale -- Cumbria / -- Shearing. -- 17.7.2010
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button to large High Swinklebank, Longsleddale: shearing 2010 -- High Swinklebank -- Swinklebank -- Longsleddale -- Cumbria / -- Shearing. -- 17.7.2010
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button to large High Swinklebank, Longsleddale: shearing 2010 -- High Swinklebank -- Swinklebank -- Longsleddale -- Cumbria / -- Shearing; at this stage, long clips up the back, the sheep is lying on its side, held by a horn. -- 17.7.2010
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button to large High Swinklebank, Longsleddale: shearing 2010 -- High Swinklebank -- Swinklebank -- Longsleddale -- Cumbria / -- Shearing. -- 17.7.2010
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button to large High Swinklebank, Longsleddale: shearing 2010 -- High Swinklebank -- Swinklebank -- Longsleddale -- Cumbria / -- Shearing; in the last stage the sheep's head is tucked between the shearer's legs. -- 17.7.2010
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button to large High Swinklebank, Longsleddale: shearing 2010 -- High Swinklebank -- Swinklebank -- Longsleddale -- Cumbria / -- Shearing; done, the sheep scoots out; the farmer gathers the fleece. -- 17.7.2010
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button to large High Swinklebank, Longsleddale: shearing 2010 -- High Swinklebank -- Swinklebank -- Longsleddale -- Cumbria / -- Shearer's logo:- -- 'LAKELAND / SHEARS' -- 17.7.2010
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button to large High Swinklebank, Longsleddale: shearing 2010 -- High Swinklebank -- Swinklebank -- Longsleddale -- Cumbria / -- Bundling a fleece. -- 17.7.2010
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button to large High Swinklebank, Longsleddale: shearing 2010 -- High Swinklebank -- Swinklebank -- Longsleddale -- Cumbria / -- Bundling a fleece; sides folded in, and rolled up ... -- 17.7.2010
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button to large High Swinklebank, Longsleddale: shearing 2010 -- High Swinklebank -- Swinklebank -- Longsleddale -- Cumbria / -- Bundling a fleece; ... and last, the sides tucked in to hold the bundle together. -- 17.7.2010
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button to large High Swinklebank, Longsleddale: shearing 2010 -- High Swinklebank -- Swinklebank -- Longsleddale -- Cumbria / -- Sewing up a bag. -- 17.7.2010
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button to large High Swinklebank, Longsleddale: shearing 2010 -- High Swinklebank -- Swinklebank -- Longsleddale -- Cumbria / -- Sewing up a bag. -- 17.7.2010
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button to large High Swinklebank, Longsleddale: shearing 2010 -- High Swinklebank -- Swinklebank -- Longsleddale -- Cumbria / -- Sewing up a bag. -- 17.7.2010
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button to large High Swinklebank, Longsleddale: shearing 2010 -- High Swinklebank -- Swinklebank -- Longsleddale -- Cumbria / -- Sewing up a bag. -- 17.7.2010
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button to large High Swinklebank, Longsleddale: shearing 2010 -- High Swinklebank -- Swinklebank -- Longsleddale -- Cumbria / -- Bags of fleeces:- -- 'PROPERTY OF / BRITISH WOOL / MARKETING BOARD' -- 17.7.2010
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button to large High Swinklebank, Longsleddale: shearing 2010 -- High Swinklebank -- Swinklebank -- Longsleddale -- Cumbria / -- 17.7.2010 -- 'Please sir, can I have my coat back?'

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