Jean Burns

Miss Jean Burns, who was born in Tranmere on the Wirral and moved to the Isle of Man in 1947, talks to David Callister about the following topics:

  • Ploughing horses
  • Holidays to the Isle of Man
  • Land Girl in the UK
  • Working on Frank Richmond’s farm in Ramsey
  • Competing in the British Ploughing Association match
  • Ploughing fields for Charles Kerruish at Ballafayle
  • Learning how to drive a tractor
  • Judging ploughing matches
  • Breeding horses at Bolivia Mount
  • Breaking in horses
  • Horse ‘vocabulary’
  • Winning 3rd place in World Ploughing Match
  • Taking part in BBC radio programme ‘Have A Go’


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