Farming has been an important part of life in Shipton Moyne for many generations. There are a number of farms within the parish, some still active, many not. The images on this page give a view of farming in Shipton Moyne from the 20th and 21st Centuries.
As the caption below the picture of Bill Shill on his potato planter in the 1940s states: "Before the war, Shipton Moyne farmerworkers were the first in the country to use a computer to calculate how many potatoes they could plant in a field." Quite a claim to fame!
(Click on the images to enlarge them).