The Big Day Out - Rare Breeds Centre

At the Salvation Army Farm, Hadleigh, Saturday 1st June 2013.

As part of the Heritage Lottery “All Our Stories” project, Hadleigh & Thundersley Community Archive took part in the Salvation Army’s divisional Big Day Out.

We were allocated an area in the barn, to display our banner and local history material, and to launch our History Map, but I could not resist visiting the Rare Breeds Centre and catching up with the animals.  I was not alone in my enthusiasm, as lots of families made the trip.

One of the highlights of the day included the birth of a goat, duly named ‘Titus’ after the Salvation Army Territorial Leader, Commissioner Clive Adams, who was visiting Hadleigh for the first time with his wife Marianne. Rare Breeds Centre Manager, Emma Sayer, introduced Guernsey goat kid  ‘Titus’ to the leader – this being his middle name.

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  • Looks like Aragon, our Leicester Longwool ram, is ready for his dinner in this photo, and the mangalitza looks like she was enjoying the mud 🙂  

    By Emma Sayer (10/06/2013)

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