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When the Cows Came Home: a friendly afternoon of listening and conversation

Cattle and sheep were once a common sight and sound in market towns as well as country lanes.

When, where and how do you remember them? From childhood or as part of working life? From far away or close enough to touch? As dangerous or friendly beasts? As a source of food or livelihood? Do any individual animals or events stand out? Whatever your memories, we are keen to hear them. 
All ages welcome, refreshements provided - FREE admission however booking in advance is advised.
This event is organised by the history team of FIELD, a Wellcome-funded project that brings historians, social scientists, economists and epidemiologists together to research new approaches to endemic disease in British livestock farming. FIELD uses oral history alongside other methods to learn how people’s lives and livelihoods were linked to livestock in the past and how that compares with today. 

For more details contact Sue Bradley: Tel: 0191 208 3505

When the cows came home is part of the Being Human Festival, led by the School of Advanced Study, University of London, in partnership with the Arts and Humanities Research Council and the British Academy:

Image Credit Anne Liddon
Year: 2019
The Maltings is operated by The Maltings (Berwick) Trust Registered Charity No: 701194