George Mariner Champion was at Mill Farm until he had the Official Receiver in February 1934. George Champion Senior organised a sale of cattle etc. on 9th May 1939 in order to assuage financial difficulties.
F. H. Slocombe appears at Mill Farm around 1945. He was advertising for 2 general farm workers in June 1946 at Mill Farm.
From the Wiltshire Times and Trowbridge Advertiser - Saturday 29 September 1951 page 6: "MILL FARM, LACOCK. About 3 miles from Chippenham, on the main Melksham Road. Important and Genuine Sale of the Entire Herd of Deep-milking YOUNG DAIRY COWS, nearly all being recently calved and not yet served, 9 being Guernsey or Guernsey Cross, 6 Shorthorn and Friesian. Together with a large assortment of MODERN AGRICULTURAL IMPLEMENTS, including; Fordson TRACTOR on Pneumatic tyres; Pearce double-furrow Tractor Plough, Potato Bouter, Horse Hoe, Seed Harrows, Turf Drag, Pair Chain Harrows and Spreader; All-metal Blackstone ELEVATOR with Lister Engine; Albion Tractor MOWER (as new), Horse Mowing Machines, Denning Side-delivery Rake and Swath-turner combined, Side Rake, Haymaking Machine, 2 Horse Rakes, Massey-Harris Extending Tractor RAKE (as new). Tractor Sweep, Tumbler, Pneumatic tyred TIP CART, 2 rubber-tyred Crank-axle Floats, Harvest Wagons, Harness, etc.; Ford 10-cwt. VAN in working order; Poultry-house; Clare’s Bottle Fillers, Quantity Spars, Firewood, Sacks, etc, 60 Head of Pedigree R.I.R. PULLETS on point of lay; 17 Khaki Campbell and Aylesbury Laying DUCKS. Also 20 Tons of Prime Baled Meadow and Clover HAY, all made in June and July, 1951, which Tilley & Culverwell have been favoured with instructions from Mr. H. Slocombe to arrange and SELL by AUCTION on the Premises, On THURSDAY. OCTOBER 18th, 1951, commencing at 12,30 p.m. The Auctioneers particularly request the attendance of Dairymen and Agriculturists generally to this dispersal Sale, which it caused solely because Mr. Slocombe, in the interests of the large Retail Milk Round he now carries on, is changing entirely to T.T. Jersey Cattle, and to him to pay full attention to the round, he proposes in future to have his hay-making, etc., done by contract. Auction Offices:— 14, Market Place, Chippenham."
|Pint Milk Bottle|
|Printed in green: DRINK MORE
MILK FOR HEALTH & STRENGTH (Around Woman Logo) / PHONE / LACOCK
/ 279 / SLOCOMBES / DAIRY / MILL FARM / LACOCK .
Cardboard Stopper Type.